DMFM sends 11 new firefighter recruits to the fire academy

By TARA ALATORRE

ANTHEM – Last week the Daisy Mountain Fire and Medical’s (DMFM) recruit class 19-1 began its 14-week training at the Fire Academy’s Regional Training Center where they will learn all the skills necessary to become a professional firefighter.

The 11 DMFM recruits have been training for the past five weeks leading up to the fire academy that emphasized the importance of teamwork, accountability, physical fitness and mental strength.

Pictured: DMFM's new recruits jogging up Daisy Mountain on January 2, as part of their training leading up to the fire academy. Photo courtesy of DMFM
Pictured: DMFM’s new recruits jogging up Daisy Mountain on January 2, as part of their training leading up to the fire academy.
Photo courtesy of DMFM

At the academy the recruits will learn prehospital medicine, vehicle extraction, hazardous materials first response, search and rescue, structural fire attacks, wildland firefighting and more throughout the strenuous months at the academy.

“Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical is proud of this outstanding group of firefighter recruits, and we look forward to having them graduate and join us in the field as we proudly serve our community,” Brent Fenton stated in a DMFM press release.

Captain Matt Wood, a veteran of DMFM for 16 years, will be a Recruit Training Officer leading the class of 19-1 at the academy.

Pictured: The 11 new Daisy Mountain firefighter recruits and Recruit Training Officer Captain Matt Wood summit Daisy Mountain on Jan. 2, and raise the flag. The new recruits of class 19-1 just started the fire academy and will learn all the skills necessary to become a professional firefighter of the next 14 weeks. Photo courtesy of DMFM
Pictured: The 11 new Daisy Mountain firefighter recruits and Recruit Training Officer Captain Matt Wood summit Daisy Mountain on Jan. 2, and raise the flag. The new recruits of class 19-1 just started the fire academy and will learn all the skills necessary to become a professional firefighter of the next 14 weeks.
Photo courtesy of DMFM

The entire class consists of 38 firefighter recruits from DMFM, Goodyear, Avondale, Buckeye Valley, Scottsdale and El Mirage.

Local residents can follow the DMFM recruits on their journey by following DMFM on social media accounts: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

For more information about DMFM visit DaisyMountainFire.org.