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Police and Fire Academies Hold Graduation Ceremonies on Friday, December 14

Dec 13, 2018

Police Academy Graduation: 3:00 p.m.
Fire Academy Graduation: 6:00 p.m.

The Fresno City College Police Academy and the FCC Fire Academy will both hold graduation ceremonies on Friday, December 14 to commemorate the completion of the programs by their respective cadets.

Police Academy Graduation

The Fresno City College Police Academy announces the graduation of Class #151 from its 1010-hour extended format, which began February 3, 2018. The ceremony takes place at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 14 in the Old Administration Building Auditorium.

The 30 graduates have successfully passed all segments of a very rigorous curriculum in over 42 topical areas that included criminal law, investigations, patrol and juvenile procedures, vehicle operations, traffic, first aid, professionalism and ethics, emergency management, physical training, and many other related subjects. A graduate is eligible to be hired as an entry-level police officer, deputy sheriff or district attorney investigator anywhere in California. 

The FCC Police Academy is certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) to present the basic academy course.

The graduates and their hometowns:

  • Clovis: Jordan Davila, Justin Fender, Nicholas Moua, and Michael Sweeney
  • Coalinga: Daniel Ortega
  • Dos Palos: Matthew Elms
  • Firebaugh: Raul Lopez
  • Fresno: Nicholas Carlson, Steven Diaz, Gilbert Gonzales, Myles Guerrero, Robert Mahoney, Aaron Orosco, Christopher Quinn, Humberto Salas, Austin Sandoval, Zane Tatum, Johnny Torres, Brandon Vazquez, Jordan Willey, Boua Xiong, and Adam Zavala
  • Friant: Jeff Eichman
  • Hanford: Dennis Birkner
  • Madera: Stephen Pittmann
  • Parlier: Givanni Medina
  • Sanger: Brenden Barra and Andrew Hull
  • Selma: Carlos Romero
  • Wasco: Francisco Reza

Fire Academy Graduation

The FCC Fire Academy Class #50 started on July 30, 2018 and spent the next 20 weeks from Monday to Friday, 8am to 5 pm in a fast-paced and intensive training that included numerous firefighting tasks.

The first ten weeks focused on firefighter 1 skills, from donning and doffing their gear and SCBAs, hose and appliances, ground ladders, ventilation, and forcible entry. It culminates with a live burn. The second half of the academy focuses on industry specific skills our partner agencies require cadets to have. These include Wildland fire, HAZMAT Awareness, Operations and Decontamination, Low Angle Rope Rescue Operations (LARRO), Vehicle Extrication and Firefighter Survival.

Cadets were offered a first-ever special opportunity for employment with the Department of Defense Fire or Federal Fire for full time jobs with seven of our cadets receiving offers at graduation. Cadets from this academy will also be provided another avenue for job experience with the Selma Fire Department in a work-study program where four of the cadets in this class will have the opportunity to work for two-semesters as a firefighter allowing them to attain their Firefighter 1 certification.

The names of the graduates are:

  • Ross T. Arve
  • Timofey Borshch
  • Justin Brotherson
  • Allen N. Brown Jr.
  • Scott Buckowski
  • Bryce A. Coleman
  • Andrew Denny
  • Celeste E. Diamond
  • Emily C. Gade
  • Dakota K. Gordon
  • Austin J. Hiatt
  • Laurisa B. Hollenshed
  • Keegan C. Jones
  • Isaac Anthony Lopez
  • Adam Lufkin
  • Sean A. Lung
  • Brennan M. Ly
  • Nicholas C. Mazzeo
  • Nathan A. McGrath
  • Malory A. Meiss
  • Cody W. Merkord
  • Wesley V. Miller
  • Chad Mueller
  • Cheyenne K. Padilla
  • Jordan D. Pyzer
  • Katherine B. Ravel
  • Darren C. Royal
  • Adrian Sanchez
  • Stephen Andrew W. Thomas

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