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.