26 Local Firefighters Graduate from Fire Academy
Graduates of Call/Volunteer Class #108 Represent 15 Communities
STOW— State Fire Marshal Jon M. Davine and Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Director Jeffrey P. Winn announced the graduation of 25 recruits from the Call/Volunteer Recruit Firefighter Training Program this evening. The graduates received certificates of completion at a ceremony held at the Department of Fire Services’ headquarters in Stow.
The graduating firefighters represent the fire departments of Ayer, Boxborough, Carlisle, Dunstable, Holliston, Hopedale, Hubbardston, Lancaster, Oxford, Sutton, Townsend, Tyngsborough, Upton, West Boylston, and Weston.
“Massachusetts firefighters are on the frontlines protecting their communities every day, and today’s graduates are needed now more than ever,” said State Fire Marshal Davine. “The hundreds of hours of foundational training they’ve received will provide them with the physical, mental, and technical skills to perform their jobs effectively and safely.”
“Massachusetts Firefighting Academy instructors draw on decades of experience in the fire service to train new recruits,” said Director Winn. “Through consistent classroom instruction and practical exercises, tonight’s graduates have developed the tools they’ll need to protect their communities. ”Video of the ceremony is avaialble at the Department of Fire Services’ YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/dfsosfm.