On Wednesday, Dec. 12, seven Hockessin Firefighters graduated from the Salem County Fire Academy's Firefighter I course. This intense, 20-week course combined physical fitness, class work and practical skills training covering all aspects of firefighting.
The group from Hockessin included: Ashley Cazier, Melania Hudak, Michael Hudak, Dylan Meredith, William Peirson III, Steven Pickering and Gregory Toulson.
Along with their hard work, many received recognition for individual achievements. Melania Hudak received the Academic Achievement Award. Dylan Meredith received the Firefighter Health & Fitness Award and William Peirson III received the Fire Ground Safety Award. Perfect Attendance Recognition was awarded to Ashley Cazier, Melania Hudak, Michael Hudak, Dylan Meredith, and Steven Pickering.