Newest class of firefighters

by Photo courtesy of Tyler Junior College

The TJC Fire Academy graduated 20 cadets from its 20th academy class at Tyler Junior College. From left are: Capt. Andy King, TJC Fire Academy director; Alex Burch, Chapel Hill; Westley Eastman, Trinidad; William Schoenfeld, Wills Point; Cole Castleberry, Grand Saline; Cody Beamer, Rusk; Hunter Cockrum, Wills Point; Tyler Drennon, Tyler; Caleb Bolin, Forney; Carson Ezell, Flint; Carson Deese, Flint; Seth Moore, Tyler; Mariah Millington, Lindale; Tyler Dokupil, Marshall; Nathan Johnson, Crandall; Landon Grammer, Alto; Gage Dowdle, Whitehouse; Kooper Hand, Henderson; Jeff Akin, TJC Fire Protection Technology program coordinator; Harrison Marszelek, Tyler; Nelson Justiss, Bullard; and Tanner Block, Mineola. Program officials said that enrollment is underway for the next fire academy class, with a May 6 application deadline for the limited space program. For more information, go to