Jared Dillard, a firefighter with the New Albany Fire Department (NAFD), has graduated, from the Mississippi State Fire Academy.
Dillard completed the seven-week program to be certified NFPA 1001-I-II and graduated Thursday, Sept. 22.
The National Fire Protection Association certification is necessary for a young fireman to continue his career as a firefighter in the state of Mississippi. The graduation ceremony was held in Natchez.
Dillard is about to complete his first full year of experience with the NAFD.