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Local Fire Chief graduates from Texas Fire Chief Academy
Houston County Courier - June 2008
Crockett Fire Departments Fire Chief, Darrell Deckard graduated from the first class of the Texas Fire Chiefs Academy on Friday, May 23 2007.
Eighteen senior fire officers became the first graduates of the Chiefs Academy.
TFCA President Chief Dannie Smith and Executive Director Dr. Jim Gaston awarded each graduate a certificate of completion.
Completing the Academy requires attendance at two one week sessions including a variety of speakers and presentations on the seven broad topical areas prescribed by NFPA 1021.
Participants complete a project during week one and an in-service project before week two.
They also had to pass an exam over two textbooks covering Fire Officer III and IV material.