Shasta College Fire Academy hosts graduation for 31 cadets

The 62nd class from Shasta College’s Fire Academy graduated on Friday.

Posted: May 8, 2020 4:42 PM

REDDING, Calif. – The 62nd class from Shasta College’s Fire Academy graduated on Friday.

It wasn’t your traditional graduation – 31 graduates walked out a smoke-filled building to receive their certificates and while no families or friends were present, the academy wanted to acknowledge all their hard work.

“Although things change and we had a new set of rules to go by, we can still go forward and accomplish the goal,” Shasta College Fire Academy Instructor, Dejon Slape said.

Graduates told Action News Now it meant a lot to them since they knew there were chances of not finishing the academy.

The fire academy said even though cadets faced a two-week delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, they were able to make up that extra time.

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