Fargo and West Fargo officials celebrate graduates of 2022 Summer Joint Training Academy

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(Fargo, ND) -- Multiple Firefighters have been added to Fargo and West Fargo's departments today following a graduation ceremony at Fargo City Hall.

2022 Summer Joint Training Academy graduates, Brandan Farley, Jeremy Hoemberg, Arika Morgan, and Chase Johnson were sworn into service today, with graduate Matt Vrchota being sworn in virtually. West Fargo Fire Chief Dan Fuller officiated the ceremony, and was joined by numerous other firefighters, local city officials, and eventually the graduates themselves, to celebrate the occasion. 

"Every day was different and every day was harder than the day previous, but we all arrived ready to work and tackled those objectives, "said graduate Brandan Farley, "I'm just thrilled to start. I don't think I'm going to sleep this weekend, I'm excited to meet my crew on Monday and see where my career takes me."

The graduates were split between Fargo and West Fargo's departments, with Farley, Hoemberg, Johnson and Vrchota beginning their career in Fargo, and Morgan starting in West Fargo. You can watch the full graduation ceremony by clicking here

Original Air Date: 
Friday, July 22, 2022