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Class #39 Graduates Manatee County Fire Academy 20 Strong

By WILLIE CIRONE, Senior Correspondent | February 13, 2020 | FLORIDA

Story No. 021320109

Bradenton, FL - After months of hard work and determination, Class #39 of the Manatee County Fire Academy graduated. Friends and family gathered to honor the new recruits in a packed auditorium. Some of the students came from the East Coast and only went home on weekends. Class #39 was a full time class, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. The class received the highest number of students with perfect attendance, in the history of the academy. The graduates are now ready to go out job hunting.

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