New TJC Fire Academy up and running

Jul 20, 2012 by

The Tyler Junior College Fire Academy has graduated its first two classes of cadets.

Graduation was held Dec. 20, 2011, for the academy’s first class of cadets, which included: Boot Brantley, Eustace; Cody Eastep, Crandall; Ryan Gaar, Canton; Phillip Johnson, Tyler; Nathan Ledkins, Hawkins; Adam Pruitt, Athens; William Reneau, Henderson; and Alex Seeton, Golden.

The academy’s second cadet class graduated on April 13. Graduates were: Justin Duke, Canton; Lucas Gipson, Chapel Hill; Jeremy Heddin, Canton; Cameron Lovette, Canton; Cody Park, Canton; and Garrett Rose, Canton.

TJC Fire Academy graduates receive certification as Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Hazmat Awareness and Hazmat Operations and qualify for national accreditation by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC).

Admission to the TJC Fire Academy is based upon a highly competitive process.

Preference will be given to an applicant’s level of education, experience and their affiliation with a volunteer fire department or rescue unit. The academy is a non-credit continuing education program. Tyler Junior College will award 15 semester credit hours upon successful completion of the program and passing the state exam.

For more information on the TJC Fire Academy, including how to apply, go to or call 903-510-2404.



Academics, On Campus, Spring 2012, Students

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Elise Mullinix is Tyler Junior College's Editorial Manager. She can be reached at 903-510-2370 or at