San Diego Fire-Rescue Department will celebrate the graduation of the 83rd Basic Fire Academy Thursday.
Thirty-three recruits successfully completed the rigorous, sixteen-week academy. They will now spend the next year as probationary firefighters, continuing their training while on the job.
“We are excited to welcome the next generation of firefighters,” said Chief Brian Fennessy in a statement. “As one of the finest departments in the nation, we have a lot to offer them and we look forward to their service to the San Diego community.”
The graduation will take place at 6 p.m. at The Rock Church on Rosecrans Street in San Diego.