LAFD Drill Tower Graduation Class 2023-1 Video
On November 2, 2023, 37 men and one woman of the Class of 2023-1 raised their right hands and swore an oath to serve the residents of Los Angeles: placing their lives before their own. After successfully completing 18 grueling weeks of training, they stood in formation in front of Drill Tower 81, the intimidating structure they bested to become probationary firefighters. Badges were bestowed by friends and family, and, in that instant, the graduates joined a new family, the elite ranks of the Los Angeles Fire Department and embarked on a what they hope to be a lifelong rewarding career.
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LAFD Drill Tower Graduation Class 2022-4 Video
The inscription on the entrance gate to Drill Tower 81 reads, “Those who wish this life are welcome to try.” On June 15, 2023 friends and family celebrated these 51 who tried and conquered the “Tower” during the grueling 18-week training class. As probationary firefighters, Class 2022-4 begin their assignments within the elite Los Angeles Fire Department.