CATA seeks input on new public safety/firefighter course

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VINEMONT, Ala. – Cullman Area Technology Academy (CATA) Principal Billy Troutman is looking into the possibility of including a firefighter training course in the school’s 2020-21 curriculum, and he is seeking input from interested students through an online survey.

Troutman told The Tribune, “We’re excited to possibly start a new program. This course will be a great asset to our communities across Cullman County. Students will have the chance to learn and implement safety practices and procedures and possibly earn firefighting credentials.”

According to CATA, “Cullman Area Technology Academy in cooperation with the Cullman County Firefighters Training Center, is considering offering a Public Safety / Firefighter training course in the 2020-2021 school year. 

“This course will cover first aid, and various components of fire safety that will lead to credentialing opportunities including the Fire 160 course for students that are able to meet the criteria. 

“The course will be housed at the Cullman County Firefighters Training Center in Vinemont and will meet for one block (to be determined later).  Students will learn theory associated with firefighting and safety as well as the physical components of firefighting. 

“If you are interested in participating in this program, please fill out the survey in the link below or visit and the link is available under the upcoming events section.”

Take the survey at CATA Firefighter Survey, or visit

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