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Enter the Grinder (with photo gallery)
The Grinder was no easy feat - especially the first time through - as the nonstop lifting, dragging, climbing and crawling in full gear, often with a heavy load, tested the mettle of even the most in-shape cadet.
The Grinder was no easy feat - especially the first time through - as the nonstop lifting, dragging, climbing and crawling in full gear, often with a heavy load, tested the mettle of even the most in-shape cadet.
A cadet begins to crawl through a confined space.
A cadet begins to crawl through a confined space.
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The Yavapai College Firefighter Certification Academy capped off its first week of the spring semester on Saturday, January 18, with the challenging Grinder course.

Jon Pelletier
Staff Photographer


The Yavapai College Firefighter Certification Academy capped off its first week of the spring semester on Saturday with the challenging Grinder course. The Grinder is a physically and mentally demanding firefighter skills simulation that each student must be able to complete within 13 minutes. On this first round, many completed the challenging course but some of the cadets failed to finish. The Grinder was no easy feat - especially the first time through - as the nonstop lifting, dragging, climbing and crawling in full gear, often with a heavy load, tested the mettle of even the most in-shape cadet. The YC program is internationally recognized with certification a necessary step for employment in fire departments both at home and abroad. VVN/Jon Pelletier

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