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13th Fire Academy may start in May

THE 13th Fire Academy may begin in May 2019,  Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services Commissioner Clyde K. Norita.

Claudio Kotomar Norita

However, he added, the fire academy also requires funding and personnel.

The administration has announced budget cuts, but  “hopefully we can figure out a way to do the academy,” Norita said.

“We are still in the planning stage and we are looking for ways to fund the instructors’ positions.”

But Norita said all of the department’s instructors are already certified nationally.

The fire department wants to recruit 30 to 35 fire cadets, including from Tinian and Rota, he added.

“If we start in May, then the cadets may be able to graduate in November,” Norita said.