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Three new Casper firefighter trainees to be sworn in Friday during ceremony at Fire Station 3

Three trainees will be sworn-in Friday, kicking off a one-year probationary period before becoming full firefighters. The three have completed a 10-week training academy. (Casper Fire-EMS Department)

CASPER, Wyo. — Three new firefighter trainees will be sworn in Friday after completing a 10-week training academy, the Casper Fire-EMS Department announced Wednesday.

Firefighter Trainees Clayton Atkinson, Michael Harshman and Jarett Wing will be sworn in during the ceremony, which will start at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 at Casper Fire Station 3, 2140 E. 12th St.

“These three trainees have recently completed a 10-week joint training academy, hosted by Cheyenne Fire Rescue, joined by other fellow trainees from Cheyenne Fire Rescue and the Laramie Fire Department,” Casper Fire-EMS said. “This intensive joint academy took the seven total recruits through rigorous study and physical practice — each earning certifications in State of Wyoming Firefighter 1, Firefighter 2, and Hazardous Materials – Operations response.

“Following their swearing in, Trainees Atkinson, Harshman, and Wing will continue their probationary period on their respective assigned shifts, starting with rotations as the 4th assigned member to an Engine company.”

The year-long probationary period will include a range of training as well as experience responding to actual emergency and non-emergency calls for service, the department noted.

“Casper Fire-EMS is exceptionally proud of the positive representation by our trainees at the joint academy, and congratulates each Trainee on their well-earned certifications,” Casper Fire-EMS added. “Members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend the ceremony on Friday.”


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