Eight New Firefighters Graduate to Local Departments
L to R- Erik Adair (SB City), Shane Wallace (SB City), Jared Walberg (Montecito) Clay Faulkner (SB City), Michael Welker (SB City), Chas Donner (Carpinteria-Summerland), Justin Kiel (SB City), Eric Carvalho (SB City) [Photo: Santa Barbara City Fire Department]
The Santa Barbara City Fire Department, Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District, and the Montecito Fire Protection District held a joint academy and graduation ceremony for eight new recruits last week.
The ceremony took place on Friday at the Santa Barbara Hilton and celebrated the last twelve weeks of training as the recruits moved on to their respective department and shifts.
Their twelve-week academy consisted of numerous topics including EMS operations, engine company operations, truck company operations, hazardous materials operations and wildland operations.
Below are the new graduates:
Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District: Chas Donner
Montecito Fire Protection District: Jared Walberg
Santa Barbara City Fire Department: Erik Adair, Eric Carvalho, Clay Faulkner, Justin Kiel, Shane Wallace, Michael Welker