Celebrating platoon graduations at ETC
Like all grad ceremonies there are traditions. For example, each firefighter rings a bell and declares themselves ready for service or ready for assignment. If they are already in a fire service, they say ready for assignment. If they don't yet have a place in a service, they say ready for service.
|P3 - October 25, 2019|
The final platoon of 2019 had students from BC to Nova Scotia with a lot of Winnipegers in the group.
|P1 - July 19, 2019|
The first of two 2019 platoons finished with their grad ceremonies on July 19, 2019.
These were P1's award nominees:
|E1 - 2019|
Our blended learning platoon does theory online and then comes to ETC to do their practical.
Ryan Strohmaier of Camrose was this platoon's Centennial Firefighter Award nominee. He was also known as Dad to the platoon and spoke on behalf of his classmates.
Lloydminster chief Jordan Newton, an alumnus from 2009, spoke to grads. He emphasized the need for lifelong learning.
|P3 - Oct 19, 2018|
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|P2 - July 20, 2018|
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|P1 June 22, 2018 - photos and video|
Check out the Facebook live video of the ceremony
|E1 Blended Learning - May 28, 2018|
We experimented with Facebook Live when our livestream wasn't available. The sound is low, but check out the E1 2018 ceremony video.