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Training kicks off for new Tulsa Fire Department cadets

Posted at 6:27 PM, Nov 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-04 19:27:06-05

TULSA, Okla. — The new cadets of Class 107 wrapped up their first day at the Tulsa Fire Department Training Center.

After interviewing 126 applicants, the department picked the top 20.

In this group, there are 18 men and two women with a class age range of 19 to 44 years old.

Department trainers say these are the kind of quality numbers they like to see.

"Maintaining our high numbers of firefighters within the community makes it safer for not just the fire department members, but also for the community and the citizens we are serving," said Tulsa Fire Department Chief of Training Julie Lynn.

Chief Lynn says the cadets will be ready to serve in five months. The next class they’ll take in will be in July 2020.

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