• Career Recruit Firefighter Class #247

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    Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #247 graduated on Monday, August 22, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, One State Road, Stow, MA. The 29 graduates, all men, represent the 16 fire departments of: Amesbury, Arlington, Chicopee, Fairhaven, Gardner, Gloucester, Haverhill, Lexington, Littleton, Lynnfield, Orange, Seekonk, Sudbury, Walpole, Watertown and Yarmouth. The guest speaker was Yarmouth Fire Chief Philip Simonian.

  • Career Recruit Firefighter Class #246

    Career Recruit Firefighter Class # 246

    Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #246 graduated on Friday, July 1, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, One State Road, Stow, MA. The 35 graduates, 33 men two women, represent the 14 fire departments of: Beverly, Bourne, Falmouth, Foxborough, Hanover, Harwich, Haverhill, Maynard, Medway, Methuen, North Attleboro, Somerville, Southborough, and Stoughton. The guest speaker was Haverhill Interim Chief John Parow.

  • Call/Volunteer Firefighter Recruit Class #58

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    On June 28, 2016, Class #58 of the Call/Volunteer Recruit Firefighter Training program graduated having completed 240 hours of training on nights and weekends. The 35 graduates, 33 men and two women, represent the 19 fire departments of: Berlin, Bolton, Boylston, Carlisle, Douglas, Grafton, Groton, Holden, Hopedale, Lancaster, Leicester, Littleton, Pepperell, Sherborn, Shirley, Shrewsbury, Sterling, Townsend and Weston. The ceremony took place at 7 p.m. at the Department of Fire Services, Stow Headquarters.

  • Call/Volunteer Firefighter Recruit Class #59

    Call/Volunteer Firefighter Recruit Class #59

    On June 23, 2016, Class #59 of the Call/Volunteer Recruit Firefighter Training program graduated having completed 240 hours of training on nights and weekends. The 34 graduates, 32 men and two women, represent the 14 fire departments of: Acushnet, Berkley, Dartmouth Dist.3, Fairhaven, Freetown, Lakeville, Mattapoisett, Raynham, Rehoboth, Rochester, Swansea, Wareham, West Bridgewater, and Westport. There ceremony took place at 7 p.m. at the Matthew Kuss Middle School in Fall River.

  • Career Recruit Firefighter Class #S02

    Career Recruit Firefighter Class #S02

    Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #S02 graduated on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, 100 Grochmal Road, Springfield, MA. The 22 graduates, all men, represent the nine fire departments of: Agawam, Amherst, Easthampton, Holyoke, Ludlow, Northampton, Springfield, West Springfield, and Westfield. The guest speaker was Agawam Fire Chief Alan Sirois.

  • Career Recruit Firefighter Class #245

    Career Recruit Firefighter Class # 245

    Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class # 245 graduated on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, One State Road, Stow, MA. The graduates represent the 13 fire departments of: Abington, Auburn, Braintree, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Everett, Framingham, Leominster, Lexington, Natick, North Attleboro, Stoneham, and Westport The guest speaker was Everett Fire Chief David Butler.

  • Career Recruit Firefighter Class #244

    Career Recruit Firefighter Class #244

    Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #244 graduated on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, One State Road, Stow, MA. The graduates represent the represent the twenty fire departments of: Amesbury, Bedford, Cambridge, Clinton, Concord, Dighton, Franklin, Leominster, Littleton, Lowell, Marlborough, Middleborough, Nantucket, North Andover, Norton, Norwood, Somerville, Wayland, West Bridgewater, and Woburn. The guest speaker was Wayland Fire Chief David Houghton.

  • 24 Fire & Police Graduate Advanced Fire Investigation Course

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    State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey and Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Director George Kramlinger are pleased to announce that 24 public safety officers completed the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s six-day Advanced Fire Investigation course on April 27, 2016. They represent these agencies: Bedford Fire Department, Boston Fire Department, Cambridge Fire Department, Chicopee Fire Department, Clinton Fire Department, Department of Fire Services, Everett Fire Department, Everett Police Department, Haverhill Fire Department, Lynn Fire Department, Malden Police Department, Mass. State Police, Maynard Fire Department, Millbury Fire Department, Oxford Fire Department, Sandwich Fire Department, Spencer Fire Department, Spencer Police Department, Springfield Fire Department, Tyngsborough Fire Department, and Webster Fire Department.

  • Career Recruit Firefighter Class #243

    Career Recruit Firefighter Class #243
    Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #243 graduated on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, One State Road, Stow, MA. The graduates represent the seven fire departments of: Arlington, Hingham, Hudson, Lowell, Seekonk, Tewksbury, and Weymouth. The guest speaker was Lowell Fire Chief Jeffrey Winward.
  • Career Recruit Firefighter Class #242

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    Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #242 graduated on Friday, Friday, April 8, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, One State Road, Stow, MA. The graduates represent the represent the ten fire departments of: Chelmsford, Fitchburg, Framingham, Lawrence, Lowell, Nantucket, Plymouth, Raynham, Springfield and Walpole. The guest speaker was Nantucket Fire Chief Paul Rhude.

  • Career Recruit Firefighter Class #241

    Career Recruit Firefighter Class #241

    Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #241 graduated on Friday, March 18, 2016 in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services in Stow. The 23 graduates represent the nine fire departments of: Billerica, Bridgewater, Hanover, Lexington, Newton, Norton, Sandwich, West Boylston, and Wilmington.

  • Call/Volunteer Firefighter Recruit Class #56

    Class 56

    On March 2, 2016, Class #56 of the Call/Volunteer Recruit Firefighter Training program graduated having completed 240 hours of training on nights and weekends. The 34 graduates, 29 men and five women, represent the 20 fire departments of: Blackstone, Charlton, Douglas, Dudley, Grafton, Hubbardston, Leicester, Lunenburg, Marion, Millville, Paxton, Pepperell, Spencer, Sturbridge, Sutton, Templeton, Webster, West Boylston, West Brookfield, and Westminster. The ceremony took place at 7 p.m. at the Department of Fire Services Stow campus, 1 State Road, Stow, MA.

  • Career Recruit Firefighter Class #240

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    Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #240 graduated on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, One State Road, Stow, MA. The 23 graduates, three women and 20 men, represent the 11 fire departments of: Canton, Hanson, Lakeville, Malden, Middleborough, Middleton, Rockland, Saugus, Watertown, Wellfleet, and Weymouth. The guest speaker was MFA Director George Kramlinger.

  • Call/Volunteer Firefighter Recruit Class #57

    Class 57

    On March 3, 2016, Class #57 of the Call/Volunteer Recruit Firefighter Training program graduated having completed 240 hours of training on nights and weekends. The 32 graduates, 31 men and one woman, represent the 14 fire departments of: Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland, Ipswich, Lynnfield, Merrimac, Middleton, Newbury, Newburyport, Rockport, Rowley, Wenham, West Newbury, and Westford. There ceremony took place at 7 p.m. at the Pentucket Regional Middle School, 20 Main Street, West Newbury.

  • Career Recruit Firefighter Class #239

    Career Recruit Firefighter Class #239
    Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #239 received certificates of completion from Acting State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey and Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Deputy Director Joseph Klucznik on February 5, 2016, the last day of the 45-day program. The 21 graduates, all men, represent the 14 fire departments of: Cohasset, Dighton, Falmouth, Fitchburg; Haverhill, Hopedale, Methuen, North Andover, Stoneham, West Bridgewater, Westminster, Weston, Winchester, and Winthrop.
  • 1st Career Firefighter Recruit Class to Graduate DFS’ New Springfield Campus

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    Members of the first Career Recruit Training Class to complete their training at the new Department of Fire Services’ Springfield Campus graduated on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 11 a.m. The ceremony took place at 100 Grochmal Avenue, Springfield, MA. The 16 graduates, 15 men and one woman, represent the seven fire departments of: East Longmeadow, Easthampton, Holyoke, Longmeadow, Springfield, West Springfield, and Westfield. The guest speaker was Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno.

  • 32 Chief Fire Officers Graduate Management Training Program

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    On Monday, January 25, 2016, 32 fire officers graduated from the 22nd offering of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s Chief Fire Officer Management Training Program. The 13-week program was developed in accordance with National Fire Protection Association Standards for chief fire officers, and is delivered jointly by the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management at the University of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy. It is a comprehensive course providing training in the non-fire suppression aspects of managing fire departments. The graduates serve these communities: Acton, Agawam, Arlington, Ashland, Attleboro, Boxford, Cambridge, Charlton, Concord, Devens, Eastham, Everett, Groton, Hingham, Holyoke, Kingston, Millis, Northampton, Orleans, Peabody, Randolph, Saugus, Sharon, Taunton, Wareham, Westminster, and Wrentham.

  • Career Recruit Firefighter Class #238

    Career Recruit Firefighter Class #238

    Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #238 graduated on Friday, January 15, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, One State Road, Stow, MA. The 24 graduates, all men, represent the 12 fire departments of: Auburn, Bedford, Bridgewater, Fairhaven, Maynard, Peabody, Revere, Scituate, Somerville, Tewksbury, Walpole, and Watertown. The guest speaker was Auburn Fire Chief Stephen M. Coleman.

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