ATHENS, Ala. — Of the more than 5,000 firefighters in Alabama, Nick Alexander of Athens is one of the “less than one percent” known as a Smoke Diver.
Alexander, a native of Plymouth, N.C., graduated Feb. 5 from the intense week-long course to earn a place in Alabama’s top tier of professional firefighters.
“I just like to challenge myself,” the firefighter said. “I like people being able to look up to me and say, ‘If he can do it, so can I.’”
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