Three former Del Valle High School students who were instrumental in helping launch the DV Fire Tech Academy program at the school in 2016 – Arturo de la Rosa and brother-sister duo Jackie Morales and George Morales – will graduate from the El Paso Fire Department academy in a special ceremony being held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at Ysleta ISD’s Central Office theater.
One other DV Fire Tech alumnus will also graduate from the academy at this time.
The DV Fire Tech program began six years ago with five students, becoming the first school in the region to have a working fire apparatus-pumper. Since that time, DV Fire Tech students have regularly participated in competitions that include TPSA, TXPSTA, and Skills USA, capturing several titles in different events. To date, 15 DV Fire Tech students have gone on to attend the El Paso Community College Fire Academy Program.