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WFD Recruit Academy, Class of 2020

WFD welcomes thirteen probationary fire academy cadets to the family!

Post Date:01/06/2020 1:12 PM
The department is excited to announce the start of the WFD Recruit Academy, Class of 2020. Thirteen new recruits will begin their career with the Wilmington Fire Department on Monday, January 6th.

Over the next 6 months, each member will complete approximately 847 hours of training along with 121 hours of physical training. During this time, our recruits will obtain state certifications for Emergency Medical Technician, Firefighter, Shipboard Firefighting and Hazardous Materials Operations as well as Child Passenger Safety Seat Technician. The class will also receive training in Firefighter Rescue, Safety and Survival. The upcoming class will be the first time in the fire department’s history to have four female recruits in the same academy.

“As with each of our previous recruit classes we are excited to welcome this new group to our family. Each of these new recruits should be very proud to be selected for this position as over three hundred people applied for the opportunity to work for the Wilmington Fire Department,” states Fire Chief C.V. “Buddy” Martinette. “Now the real work begins. Over the next six months these young men and women will be rigorously tested and evaluated in their pursuit of becoming a professional fire and EMS provider.”

For more information about how to become a member of the Wilmington Fire Department, please visit or contact the department’s Public Information Officer.
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