29 new firefighters representing 14 volunteer fire departments will celebrate the completion of a rigorous 6-month training program at the Multi Agency Academic Cooperative (MAAC) Foundation.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, nearly 70 percent of firefighters in the United States are volunteers saving taxpayers an estimated $139.8 billion per year. These men and women spent nights and weekends, at their own expense, completing the training necessary to become certified. The graduation ceremony will be held on: Friday, February 16th at 5:00 PM Wheeler High School Auditorium 587 W 300 N Valparaiso, Indiana 46385.

For more information visit: www.maacfoundation.com.