LFD and WLFD recruits train together for the first time

There are now eight new firefighters ready to serve the Greater Lafayette community. For the first time ever, recruits from Lafayette and West Lafayette trained together.

Posted: Dec 7, 2017 11:42 PM
Updated: Dec 8, 2017 12:26 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — There are now eight new firefighters ready to serve the Greater Lafayette community. For the first time ever, recruits from Lafayette and West Lafayette trained together.

The new recruits took the oath at a graduation ceremony Thursday night. They include seven from the Lafayette Fire Department and one from the West Lafayette Fire Department.
For the past 16 weeks, they have been training together.

Lafayette Chief Richard Doyle said the two departments are constantly helping each other on calls and with equipment. Therefore, training together just made sense.

"The only thing that separates us is a river and we need each other in big events, so the best thing we could do is start combining our recruit schools and bringing those two groups of firefighters together," said Doyle.

While these firefighters will start their shifts within the next few days, a new class of recruits will start the training process in April.

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 72°
Kokomo
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 73°
Rensselaer
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 73°
Fowler
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 73°
Williamsport
Broken Clouds
75° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 75°
Crawfordsville
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 68°
Frankfort
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 69°
Delphi
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 72°
Monticello
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 72°
Logansport
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 70°
A few storms possible.
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Community Events