Two Murfreesboro Fire Trainees Graduate 10-Week Recruit Class

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Picture 1: (L to R) Shift Commander Tim Swann, Tamarius Howse, Marcus King, and Deputy Chief Roger Toombs.

Two Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department Fire Trainees recently completed a 10-week “Recruit/Firefighter I” class at the Tennessee Fire and Codes Academy in Deason, Tennessee.

Tamarius Howse and Marcus King were hired by MFRD on September 3, 2013 as Fire Trainees. They began the 10-week course on September 9 and graduated November 15.

The course covers all aspects of firefighting based on NFPA 1001: Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, with the exception of emergency medical training. Howse and King participated in classroom instruction, nighttime response exercises, and practical training skills including “live” fire scenarios.


Family members of Howse and King were part of a special pinning ceremony during the graduation at TFACA. MFRD’s Deputy Chief Roger Toombs, Assistant Chief Allen Swader, and Shift Commander Tim Swann were present for the occasion.

“We are proud of these two gentlemen and what they accomplished over the last 10 weeks,” said Assistant Chief Swader. “We look forward to seeing how they apply the knowledge and skills they obtained in class.”


King began shift work on Sunday, November 17, and Howse started on Monday, November 18.

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