BFRS Recruit Academy Graduation and Promotion Ceremony
Birmingham Fire & Rescue
Birmingham Fire & Rescue held it's Recruit Academy Graduation and Promotion Ceremony this morning at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. It was a beautiful ceremony that was well attended by the family and friends of the candidates as well as former Birmingham Chief Murray.
I want to say a special thank you to Chief Harper for the opportunity to attend.
Field Training Officers:
Captain Gregory Cunningham
Captain Joseph Mixon
Lieutenant Jasper Juliano
Lieutenant Charles Bearden
Lieutenant Victor Cunningham
Lieutenant Tom Evans
Lieutenant Terry Smith
Lieutenant John Tompkins
Congratulations to the following new and newly promoted Birmingham Firefighters!
Dwayne Murray II
Randall Sims II
Promotion to Battalion Chief:
Promotion to Captain:
Promotion to Apparatus Operator:
Peter Bennett II
Larry Brown, Jr.
Robert Huff II
Willie Walker, Jr.
Public Safety Dispatcher III:
Lt. Tyrone Fornest opened the ceremonies with an Invocation and the Presentation of the Colors...
Chief Harper spoke to the Firefighters and their families...
Mayor Bernard Kincaid spoke to the newly sworn Firefighters...
Assistant Chief Brooks gave a "Welcome to Our World" video presentation...
Battalion Chief Willis recognized the Training Officers...
The graduating class was informed that they all passed Firefighter I & II...
The Firefighters are presented with their badge and certificate...
Birmingham's newest Firefighters pin their badges...
Birmingham's newest class of Firefighters with Chief Harper and former Birmingham Chief Murray...
Lieutenant Bearden with his crew...