The Lake Tahoe Basin Fire Academy graduated Class 7 on June 29 in a ceremony at the Lake Tahoe Community College theater. Twenty-four cadets completed the nine-month-long program during the 2012-13 academic year, and three of them were on a fire with a Forest Service fire crew within days of the ceremony. The Fire Academy is a collaborative effort between the college and several local fire agencies.
Those interested in participating in next year’s program must attend an orientation program that will be held Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. in the college cafeteria.
For information, contact Academy Coordinator Leona Allen at 530-541-4660, ext. 554.