Tallahassee Fire Academy to Graduate Nearly 30 Recruits

Posted at 5:34 PM, Jun 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-22 17:34:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – Nearly 30 recruits will graduate from the Tallahassee Fire Academy this week.

It's the 17th class to graduate. It's all happening Tuesday at the Florida Public Safety Institute's conference center. 

Quincy Fire Chief Scott Haire is the guest speaker. 

Individual awards will be presented, including the Executive Director’s Award and the Leadership Award.  The Isaac Royal Memorial Award will be given in honor of a firefighter who died in 1981 at the age of 26.

“Our approach is built around providing our recruits with the proper foundation and mindset to better serve their future departments and communities,” said Melvin Stone, the Tallahassee Fire Academy director.

These graduates are scheduled to take the state examination on July 1. 

Applications are being accepted now for Fire Academy Class 019, which begins January 11, 2016.

For information, contact Melvin Stone at (850) 558-4366 or