YAKIMA, Wash. - Two local fire departments are teaming up to save money and keep you safer.
The Union Gap and City of Yakima are starting a firefighter recruit academy.
Tuesday was the second day of classes for the recruits and will last for about 8 weeks.
According to The Yakima Fire Department, this program will save about $3,500.
With two fire departments working together, it will also increase effectiveness and increase safety for the community.