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Fire Academy graduates
Front Row (left to right): Sandra O’Dell, Christine Drumm, Pam Overcash, Emma Greene, Gail Pieper
Back Row: Deputy Chief Kirk Beard, Diana Shipe, Russell Hoyser, Keith, Overcash, Brian Most, Nick Smith, Division Chief Greg Summitt, Fire Chief Tracy Winecoff
Not pictured: Ana Contreras, Carolyn Conley, Richard Conley, Logan Norris


A number of City of Kannapolis residents have graduated from the Kannapolis Citizen Fire Academy. The academy concentrates on the services and functions of the Kannapolis Fire Department and provides citizens with a better understanding of what it takes to be a firefighter.


Citizens participating in the free ten week fire academy toured fire stations, learned the history of fire service, fire prevention, education and investigation, emergency driving, rescue operations and more.


The academy will be held again in Spring 2023. Applications can be found at