The Canyon Fire Department is seeking its next class of volunteer firefighters. 

Canyon Fire Chief Dennis Gwyn says, while career staff is capable of answering the initial service call, the department leans on the volunteers to provide additional assistance when needed.

The training is intense and recruits must train and learn for nearly a year before answering calls. Of the 8 recruits the classes get, only one third will make it.

Applications for the 2024 Recruit Training Academy will be accepted through January 31st.

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