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Posted on: June 18, 2018

Anderson Fire Department Hires New Firefighters

Anderson Fire Department Hires New Firefighters
ANDERSON, IN - Mayor Thomas J. Broderick, Jr. and Chief David Cravens have announced the city will be
welcoming new firefighters to the Anderson Fire Department. After an in-depth application process, the city
will be hiring 9 new firefighters. These firefighters will appear before the Board of Public Safety and will be
sworn in on Monday, June 25th at 4:00 p.m. in the City Hall Auditorium. The public is invited.
These recruits will attend eight weeks of fire training at the academy held at Indiana District 6 Training
Facility in Anderson. This extensive training will include search and rescue, HAZMAT instruction, vehicle
extrication, EMS training and firefighting procedures and operations. Upon completion, the new firefighters
will have Firefighter 1 and 2 certifications and HAZMAT basic operation certifications.
Mayor Broderick stated, “We are pleased to welcome this exceptional group of young and diverse
individuals who will be making a positive difference in our community. Chief Cravens and his staff did a great
job in administrating the hiring process. As a result, we have been fortunate to have some exceptional
candidates that I know will be excellent firefighters to serve our community.”
“It’s always an exciting time when new people join the department. As you will see over the coming
weeks, these recruits have the character to provide a vital community service while maintaining the core
values of integrity, care, and compassion for our residents. Our department holds each member to the highest
standard of these values to meet the goal of Mayor Broderick's administration,” Chief Cravens said.
The new hires are Landin Henson, 31, Tyron Fedrick, 25, Mackenzie Hart, 26, Tanner Williams, 25, Aaron
Oakley, 29, Cory Ritter, 25, Tyler Long, 27, Shawn Branch, 21 and Cody Riddle, 28.

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