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2 Brookhaven firefighters gain national certification

Two Brookhaven firefighters have graduated the national certification course.

Justin Graves and Patrick Earl of the Brookhaven Fire Department graduated today from the National Fire Protection Association 1001 Firefighter I-II course at the Mississippi State Fire Academy in Jackson.

This intense seven-week course included classroom and hands-on instruction in the areas of fire behavior, fire suppression, rescue, incident command, hazardous materials and other fire related topics. The course meets and exceeds the NFPA standards for Firefighter Qualifications and the uniform minimum training standards stated in the Mississippi Code section 45-11-7.

The Mississippi State Fire Academy is a division of the Mississippi Insurance Department. Commissioner Mike Chaney and Academy Executive Director Terry Wages conclude that firefighters, through their newly acquired skills and knowledge, will be an asset to the fire departments they represent in implementing fire protection and prevention for their community.