PUEBLO – The Pueblo Fire Department brought on five new firefighters Friday, including the first black firefighter in the department’s 130-year history.
“It is a little overwhelming just as far as being able to be that footstep for the department,” said Terrence Fantroy-Hankins. “I met a lot of good people in this department they are all very welcoming and I guess my biggest thing is if you are qualified for the job then you can do the job.”
Friends and family were at the ceremony Friday afternoon to pin badges on the new graduates.
The firefighters went through three months of training at the academy.
The public and media is invited to the graduation ceremony of the 2019 Pueblo Fire Department Recruit Academy today. Five recruits completed the grueling three month training academy. Join us at Memorial Hall at 1pm today for their badge pinning. pic.twitter.com/oyQASI1Ien
— Pueblo Fire Dept (@PFDPIO) May 24, 2019