When I was a student here at ALERT back in 2009, I was constantly told that the training we received here was “top-notch”. Not having taken many classes outside of ALERT up to that point, I would just shrug my shoulders and hope that was correct. A few years later, I had the opportunity to go through Fire Academy at a different school. That was when my eyes were opened to the dedication that the ALERT staff had put into the quality of training they were trying to give.
The training they were conducting was not just about getting through the class, passing a test, and getting a job. It was all those things, and so much more. It was training with purpose. Just as in 2009, ALERT conducts training today with a vision behind it: training men for a life of service, men who bear the name of Christ. We want to equip men with training and tools so that they may be fit for the Master’s use in whatever good work they find themselves in.
One additional thing to note: as many of you are aware, I am/was the Commanding Officer over Basic Training before taking on the role of Director for ALERT. Needless to say, that now leaves a gap in our leadership team in the form of officer staff for Basic Training. Please be in prayer for us as we look for a new Commanding Officer to fill that role. We are also praying and planning for the future of our Fire/EMS training, and are looking at hiring a full-time Fire/EMS instructor/coordinator. Continue to keep us in your prayers as we look towards these two crucial roles in the ministry. Both of these roles play such a huge part in the ALERT experience, and we want to make sure we have the right people in place.
Major Jesse Boulden | Unit 40
ALERT Commanding Officer