SVFD has hired 14 new Firefighters to the SVFD Team.  Recruit training began Tuesday, September 3 at the Fire Training Center and will run for 15 weeks.

Travis Hillman is one of our new recruits!

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Travis served in the Army National Guard for 10 and a half years serving the community!  The Army National Guard is a great element of the U.S. military in that it serves both community and country.

Travis is an avid outdoorsman and has a background in construction as well. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and shooting.  He is another recruit with a talent in Barbecuing with an additional skill,  a nice slow smoke technique.

We have caught him training on a variety of new skills including:

  • Fire Protection Systems
  • Live Fire Training
  • Search, Victim Removal, and Firefighter Survival
  • EMS
  • Taking tests
  • And of course, reading a lot of pages in that big 1500 page manual

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All recruits will have to pass exams throughout the training on skills learned.  After graduation, crews will be rotated through different station assignments and will be on probation for 1 year.

We welcome Travis, wish him a very successful academy, and thank him for his service in the Army National Guard!

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