Local firefighter graduates Mississippi State Fire Academy

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Britt Baker of the Philadelphia Fire Department *photo from MSSFA*

The Mississippi State Fire Academy provided Kicks 96 News with the following press release regarding Philadelphia, MS firefighter, Britt Baker’s Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024 graduation.

JACKSON, Miss.- Firefighter Britt Baker of the Philadelphia Fire Department is making a difference and has graduated Class 207 from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Firefighter I-II course held at the Mississippi State Fire Academy in Jackson, MS.

This intense seven-week course includes online, classroom, and hands-on instruction in the areas of fire behavior, fire suppression, rescue, incident command, hazardous materials, and other fire related topics. This course meets and exceeds the National Fire Protection Association for Firefighter Qualifications and the uniform minimum training standards stated in the Mississippi Code section 45-11-7.

The Mississippi State Fire Academy is a division of the Mississippi Insurance Department. State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney and Academy Executive Director Kelly Elliott conclude that firefighters, through their newly acquired skills and knowledge, will be an asset to the fire departments they represent. “We are confident the immediate impact and positive difference these firefighters will make, not only within their departments but also in their communities, will truly be substantial.” said Director Elliott.