Springfield, Mo. -- (2/15/2018) Seventeen members of the Springfield Fire Department Academy Class 8-17 will graduate Thursday evening.
The new firefighters will be sworn in Thursday evening after completing 24 weeks of training at the academy. Several awards will also be distributed, including recognition of members of the academy class who are military veterans. Following graduation, the new Firefighters will begin their service to the City in one of Springfield's 12 fire stations.
The graduation ceremony begins at 6 pm and is being held at the Springfield Art Museum.