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Brandon Thomson graduates from fire academy

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Brandon Thomson, of Loomis, graduated from the California Regional Fire Academy on July 19 during a ceremony held at the Crest Theatre in Sacramento. The 2007 Del Oro High School graduate was presented his certificate and badge by his father, Bryan Thomson, a 25-year-veteran with the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department. Following in his father?s footsteps, Brandon has been pursuing his dream of becoming a firefighter since he was very young. He attended fire camp twice during junior high and attended fire science ROP during his senior year as well as attending night school and receiving his EMT-I certification. Prior to leaving for the 24-week academy, held at McClellan Airpark in Sacramento, Brandon was taking fire science classes at Sierra College. For the last year has been working as a resident firefighter for Cal Fire in Auburn and is pursuing a seasonal position with the state agency. ? Staff Report