New Tulsa Firefighter Grads Bring Force to Nearly Full Strength

Twenty-nine cadets joined the ranks of the Tulsa Fire Department (OK) at a graduation ceremony Friday at the Tulsa Convention Center, reports the Tulsa World.

The new firefighters, who will start work next week, will bring the Fire Department to just two short of its authorized strength of 676, Fire Chief Ray Driskell said.

Firefighters in the field are eager to get the new firefighters in the stations to help relieve some of the pressure they’ve been under to maintain adequate staffing on the firetrucks. And the new firefighters are eager to start.

Staffing levels have been maintained through overtime, Capt. Stan May said.

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