NITRO, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Firefighter Chase Petry successfully tested and passed his three-and-a-half-year apprenticeship test. The Nitro fireman spent over 6000 hours over that period in training to become a journeyman firefighter.
Firefighter Russell Miller successfully tested and passed his six-month probationary test. During his six months of training, Miller spent countless hours training to pass his initial test.
“This is a huge accomplishment for both Petry and Miller and a milestone in any firefighter’s career and moves the Nitro Fire Department forward in keeping the community safe,” said Casey Mathes, Nitro Fire Chief.
The Nitro Fire Department handles approximately 1600 calls a year.