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Wichita Fire Department to Hold 2020 Fall Recruit Pinning Ceremony

Contact: Battalion Chief Jose Ocadiz |

​Eleven Wichita Fire Department (WFD) fire recruits will graduate at 3 p.m. today, Thursday October 15. Due to COVID-19, WFD will restrict ceremony attendance, but will stream it live on the City of Wichita YouTube channel,

The 11 WFD recruits will be “pinned” with their badges in a pinning ceremony today at the Regional Training Center, 4746 E 31st St. S. The 10-week recruit academy included COVID-19 safety requirements, hands-on training and classroom sessions.

The new probationary firefighters have received their assignments and are ready to serve the City of Wichita.

Fire Chief Snow will preside over the ceremony.

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