Four firefighters from the Rosemount, Eagan, Inver Grove Heights, and Hastings fire departments will receive special training this spring in Corpus Christi, Texas, through a scholarship program created by the Flint Hills Resources Pine Bend refinery in Rosemount.
During the three-day training sessions, the firefighters will receive hands-on instruction in all aspects of industrial emergency response and will battle live pressurized petroleum fires. This is the 17th year Flint Hills has granted such scholarships to local firefighters.
Tyler Moyna from the Eagan Fire Department and Brian Brandt from the Inver Grove Heights Fire Department will train Feb. 26-28. James Olinger from the Rosemount Fire Department and Matthew Yokiel from the Hastings Fire Department will train March 12-14.
In addition to the training, Flint Hills is paying for all travel, lodging and meals for the four scholarship recipients.