TCC Recruits Female Veterans for Firefighters Program

FORT WORTH, Texas (March 19, 2015)
Female veterans will have an opportunity to discover just how well their military training may have prepared them for one of the top careers in North Texas. The Tarrant County College Fire Service Training Center will offer physical agility testing to become a firefighter at the Grace After Fire Women Veterans’ Family Retreat.
The effort is the first of several by TCC’s Fire Service Training Center to build on the number of women it graduates from its Veterans Learning Community. According to the Texas Veterans Commission, Texas has more than 190,000 female veterans, the largest female veteran population in the country. Female veterans comprise 8.6 percent of the state’s veteran population.
Stations will be set up to allow interested attendees to check their skills at the 100-foot crawl drill with a blacked-out, self-contained breathing apparatus face piece, 77-foot aerial ladder climb and the 200-foot charged hose line drag. This drill includes dragging a 1.75-inch hose and nozzle that is taped closed 100 feet forward and back to the starting point. Other drills include the 150-foot positive pressure ventilation fan carry (forward 75 feet and returning to the starting point), Keyser sled and the 50-foot dummy drag, which consists of dragging or carrying a 125-pound dummy 25 feet and back.
Friday, March 20
10 a.m. to noon
Arlington Hilton Inn
2401 E. Lamar Blvd.
Arlington, TX 76006
The next major recruiting effort for TCC’s next Accelerated Fire Technology Program will be the Open House Thursday, April 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. The accelerated program starts Monday, June 1, and goes through August 2016.