Mr. Benny Cope shared the development of a local Fire Training Academy located at the Pontotoc County Technology Center.  Mr. Cope explained the process each candidate must complete in order to receive the training certification. 


Mr. Cope indicated that candidates are accepted from a pool of individuals both from the private sector and from Oklahoma fire departments within the region.  Individuals seeking placement in a fire safety and prevention vocation may apply individually to receive the training and expedite their process of job placement.


Additionally, Mr. Cope indicated that volunteer firemen are also trained at the site. 


For more information regarding the Pontotoc Technology Center Fire Training Academy contact Mr. Benny Cope at 580.310.2276 or by e-mailing him at