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Lafayette begins training 30 new firefighters

  // Friday, 15 August 2014 17:56 //
Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Lafayette Fire Department Fire Training Officer Captain Gerald Newton conducts a class of firefighting students at the department
Seth Dickerson| Special to The Advocate

LAFAYETTE — The largest recruit class in the history of the Lafayette Fire Department has begun training to become full-fledged firefighters.

The 30 new hires started their training last week.

“They haven’t gotten their feet too wet yet,” said Fire Department spokesman Alton Trahan. “Last week was a lot of orientation, getting acclimated to all the policies, stuff like that.”

The addition — more than double the usual number of recruits — will bring the department’s firefighting force to 297.

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