Fire Academy Celebrates High School Graduates
Five graduates of Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools’ Class of 2019 were celebrated Wednesday evening at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Career and Technical Education (CTE) Annual Awards Recognition Ceremony. These students are the first to complete the full course of the high school fire academy that was started in the fall of 2017.
- Hailey Caldwell, CHHS
- Michael Clarke, ECHHS
- Michael King, CHHS
- Otis Royer, CHHS
- Dylan Vore, CHHS
- Dylan was also awarded the Fire Excellence in Achievement Award
About the Academy
The firefighting academy is housed at Chapel Hill High School and offers students from across the district classes beginning their sophomore year. The students earn credit toward an associate’s degree as well as a certification. During their senior year, these students have the opportunity to enroll in the EMT (emergency medical technician) component of the academy. The minimum time needed to achieve firefighting certification is two years; full certification, including the EMT component requires three years. With the successful completion of both program requirements, the students are eligible for employment as professional firefighters upon high school graduation.