Career Recruit Firefighter Class #221

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Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #221 graduated on Friday, December 19, 2014 in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services Stow campus. The 24 graduates, all men, represent the eight fire departments of East Longmeadow, Framingham, Holden, Holyoke, Lowell, Newburyport, Peabody, and Tewksbury. Framingham Fire Chief Gary T. Daugherty was the guest speaker.

33 Graduate 13-Week Chief Fire Officer Program

On Thursday, December 11, 2014, 33 fire officers from the 33 communities of Amherst, Arlington, Auburn, Ayer, Barnstable, Billerica, Bourne, Brockton, Brookline, Cohasset, Duxbury, Easton, Everett, Falmouth, Holden, Lexington, Littleton, Longmeadow, Marblehead, Massport, Natick, Plainville, Randolph, Shrewsbury, Stow, Wakefield, Wayland, West Springfield, Westborough, Westford, Weymouth, Wrentham, and Yarmouth graduated from the 21st offering of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s Chief Fire Officer Management Training Program.

Call/Volunteer Firefighter Recruit Class #50

Call/Volunteer Firefighter Recruit Class #50

On December 17, 2014, the Class #50 Call/Volunteer Recruit Firefighter Training program graduated having completed 320 hours of training on nights and weekends. The 22 graduates, 19 men and 3 women, represent the 11 fire departments of: Belchertown, East Longmeadow, Easthampton, Hadley, Hampden, Rowe, South Hadley, Southampton, Wales, Ware, and Westhampton.

Fire and Police Graduate Advanced Fire Investigation Course

State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan and Deputy State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey are pleased to announce the graduation of 31 members of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s six-day Advanced Fire Investigation course on Thursday, October 23, 2014.

Career Recruit Firefighter Class #220

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Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #220 graduated on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, One State Road, Stow, MA. The 23 graduates, all men, represent the eleven fire departments of Abington, Acushnet, Beverly, Bourne, Braintree, Greenfield, Leominster, Middleton, Stoughton, Waltham and Westborough. Bourne Fire Chief Martin Greene was the guest speaker.

Career Recruit firefighter Class #219

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Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #219 graduated on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, One State Road, Stow, MA. The 23 graduates, one woman and 22 men, represent the thirteen fire departments of Agawam, Barnstable, Boxborough, Burlington, Cambridge, Dennis, Dighton, Hopedale, Lexington, Milford, Saugus, Southborough, and Waltham. Dighton Fire Chief Antone P. Roderick Jr. was the guest speaker.

Career Recruit Firefighter Class #218

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Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #218 graduated on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, One State Road, Stow, MA. The 24 graduates, two women and 22 men, represent the eight fire departments of Cambridge, Marblehead, Melrose, North Andover, Salem, Tewksbury, Wilmington, and Winchester. Kenneth Willette, manager of the National Fire Protection Association‘s (NFPA) Public Fire Protection Division, and a retired Massachusetts fire chief, was the guest speaker.

Fire and Police Graduate Fire Investigation Course

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State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan and Deputy State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey are pleased to announce that 97 public safety officers have completed the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy's six-day Basic Fire Investigation course. More.

Career Recruit Firefighter Class #217

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Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #217 graduated on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, One State Road, Stow, MA. The 19 graduates, all men, represent the 12 fire departments of Bellingham, Concord, Falmouth, Gardner, Hanover, Leominster, Needham, Newton, North Andover, Norwell, Waltham, and Yarmouth. Chelsea Fire Captain Edward McGarry was the guest speaker.

Career Recruit Firefighter Class #216

Career Recruit Firefighter Class #216

Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #216 graduated on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, One State Road, Stow, MA. The 22 graduates, all men, represent the 14 fire departments of Attleboro, Everett, Fitchburg, Lynn, Lynnfield, Marlborough, Middleton, Milton, North Reading, Seekonk, Wakefield, West Springfield, Westfield and Woburn. Dracut Fire Chief David Brouillette was the guest speaker.

Career Recruit Firefighter Class #215

Career Recruit Firefighter Class #215

Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #215 graduated on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, One State Road, Stow, MA. The 25 graduates, all men, represent the 17 fire departments of Acton, Beverly, Bourne, Devens, East Bridgewater, Easton, Gardner, Littleton, Ludlow, Lynn, Marblehead, Mashpee, Melrose, Norton, Plymouth, Walpole and Watertown. Boston Globe Deputy City Editor Mike Bello was the guest speaker.

Career Recruit Firefighter Class #214

Career Recruit Firefighter Class #214

Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #214 graduated on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, One State Road, Stow, MA. The 22 graduates, 21 men and one woman, represent the 11 fire departments of Beverly, East Longmeadow, Fitchburg, Framingham, Hingham, Lynn, Northborough, Randolph, Tewksbury, Westminster, and Westwood. The guest speaker was Tewksbury Fire Chief Michael Hazel.

Call/Volunteer Firefighter Recruit Class #49

Call/Volunteer Firefighter Recruit Class #49

On June 25, 2014, Class #49 of the Call/Volunteer Recruit Firefighter Training program graduated having completed 320 hours of training on nights and weekends. The 32 graduates, all men, represent the 12 fire departments of: Acushnet, Berkley, Dartmouth Dist. #3, Dighton, Fairhaven, Freetown, Lakeville, Mattapoisett, Rehoboth, Swansea, Wareham, and Westport.

Call/Volunteer Firefighter Recruit Class #48

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On June 19, 2014, Class #48 of the Call/Volunteer Recruit Firefighter Training program graduated having completed 320 hours of training on nights and weekends. The 33 graduates, 31 men and two women, represent the 22 fire departments of: Ashburnham, Ayer, Berlin, Harvard, Hopedale, Hudson, Leicester, Littleton, Lunenburg, Millbury, Oakham, Oxford, Paxton, Pepperell, Shirley, Southborough, Stow, Tyngsborough, Upton, Westford, Westminster and Weston.

Career Recruit Firefighter Class #213

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Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #213 graduated on Friday, June 13, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, One State Road, Stow, MA. The 24 graduates, 22 men and two women, represent the 15 fire departments of Billerica, Bridgewater, Fitchburg, Framingham, Gloucester, Lexington, Ludlow, Marshfield, Mashpee, Orleans, Tewksbury, Ware, Wayland, Wilmington, and Yarmouth. The keynote speaker was Marshfield Fire Capt. Anthony Boccuzzo, who was part of a team that rescued a trapped firefighter in 2012.

Career Recruit Firefighter Class #212

Career Recruit Firefighter Class #212

Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #212 graduated on Friday, May 23, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, One State Road, Stow, MA. The 22 graduates, all men, represent the 15 fire departments of Bridgewater, Canton, Dudley, Franklin, Hyannis, Littleton, Lowell, Methuen, Middleborough, Milford, Oxford, Scituate, West Bridgewater, West Springfield, and Westwood. The guest speaker was Bridgewater Fire Chief George Rogers Jr, immediate past president of the Fire Chiefs’ Association of Massachusetts (FCAM).

Career Recruit Firefighter Class #211

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Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #211 graduated on Friday, May 2, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, One State Road, Stow, MA. The 22 graduates, all men, represent the 12 fire departments of Devens, Franklin, Greenfield, Holbrook, Lowell, Medway, Needham, Plymouth, Rockland, Salem, Seekonk, and Wrentham. The guest speaker was state Senator Bruce Tarr, Senate Minority Leader, who represents the north shore. Senator Tarr serves on the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Career Firefighter Recruit Class #210

Career Firefighter Recruit Class #210

Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #210 graduated on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, One State Road, Stow, MA. The 23 graduates, all men, represent the 15 fire departments of Dennis, Holyoke, Lakeville, Longmeadow, Mansfield, Newton, North Andover, Northampton, Norwell, Stoughton, Tewksbury, Walpole, Wayland, Wilmington and Yarmouth. The keynote speaker was Deputy State Fire Marshal Tom Leonard, retired.

Career Firefighter Recruit Class #209

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Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #209 graduated on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, One State Road, Stow, MA. The 22 graduates, all men, represent the 11 fire departments of Danvers, Everett, Fitchburg, Haverhill, Leominster, Littleton, Lynn, Mashpee, Shrewsbury, Taunton, and Watertown. The guest speaker was Watertown Fire Chief Mario Orangio.

Career Firefighter Recruit Class #208

Career Firefighter Recruit Class #208
Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #208 graduated on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, One State Road, Stow, MA. The 24 graduates, two women and 22 men, represent the 10 fire departments of Athol, Billerica, Chelmsford, Framingham, Hopkinton, Lincoln, Medford, Revere, Weston and Weymouth. The keynote speaker was retired Boston Firefighter Edward T. Loder, one of the most highly decorated Boston firefighters, who also works at the Department of Fire Services.

Fire and Police Graduate Advanced Fire Investigation Course

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 State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan and Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Director Shawn P. Murray are pleased to announce the graduation of 32 members of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s six-day Advanced Fire Investigation course on Thursday, March 21, 2014.  More.

Career Firefighter Recruit Class #207

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Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #207 graduated on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, One State Road, Stow, MA. The 23 graduates, two women and 21 men, represent the 15 fire departments of East Bridgewater, Everett, Falmouth, Gloucester, Ipswich, Marshfield, Melrose, Nantucket, Natick, North Andover, Northampton, Saugus, Shrewsbury, Taunton, and Wayland. The guest speaker was state Sen. Ken Donnelly of Lexington, who is a retired firefighter.

Career Firefighter Recruit Class #206

Career Firefighter Recruit Class #206

Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #206 graduated on Friday, January 17, 2014 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 nine fire departments of Cambridge, Everett, Framingham, Littleton, Manchester, Natick, Northampton, Waltham, and Woburn.

Call Volunteer Recruit Class #47

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On December 30, 2013, Class #47 of the Call/Volunteer Recruit Firefighter Training program graduated having completed 320 hours of training on nights and weekends. The 25 graduates, 23 men and two women, represent the 10 fire departments of: Essex, Georgetown, Ipswich, Manchester, Nahant, Rockport, Rowley, Wenham, West Newbury, and Wrentham

Call/Volunteer Class #46 Graduates December 19, 2013

Call/Volunteer Class #46 Graduates

On December 19, 2013, Class #46 of the Call/Volunteer Recruit Firefighter Training program graduated having completed 240 hours of training on nights and weekends.  The 39 graduates, 35 men and four women, represent the 20 fire departments of: Ashburnham, Berlin, Bolton, Dudley, Harvard, Leicester, Littleton, Lunenburg, Oxford, Pepperell, Rutland, Sherborn, Shrewsbury, Spencer, Stow, Townsend, Tyngsborough, West Boylston, Westborough, and Westminster.

Career Recruit Class #205 Graduation

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Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #205 graduated on Friday, December 13, 2013 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 13 departments of Agawam, Bourne, Canton, Clinton, Easthampton, Hopedale, Lexington, Methuen, Millis, Norwood, Revere, Waltham, and Weymouth.

Career Recruit Class #204 Graduation

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Members of the Career Firefighter Recruit Class #204 graduated on Friday, November22, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, One State Road, Stow, MA. The 23 graduates, all men, represent the 10 departments of Amesbury, Clinton, Duxbury, Hanson, Ipswich, Malden, Medford, Northbridge, Turners Falls, and Waltham.

Career Recruit Class #203 Graduation

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Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Training Class #203 graduated on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, 1 State Road, Stow, MA. The 24 graduates, all men, represent the 20 departments of Abington, Cambridge, Cotuit, Devens, Foxborough, Hanover, Lexington, Medway, Milford, New Bedford, North Andover, Northampton, Norton, Saugus, Sturbridge, Waltham, Wellfleet, Westford and Westfield.

Career Recruit Class #202 Graduation

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State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan and Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Deputy Director Joseph Klucznik presented certificates of completion to members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Training Class #202 in a graduation on Friday, October 11, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. The ceremony took place at the Department of Fire Services, 1 State Road, Stow, MA. The 23 graduates, two women and 21 men, represent the 14 departments of Amherst, Falmouth, Framingham, Kingston, Maynard, Methuen, Natick, Needham, Salem, Southborough, Stoughton, Waltham, Watertown, and Yarmouth.

Career Recruit Class #201 Graduation

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State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan and Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Deputy Director Joseph Klucznik presented certificates of completion to members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Training Class #201 in a graduation on Friday, September 20, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. The ceremony took place at the Department of Fire Services, 1 State Road, Stow, MA. The 24 graduates, all men, represent the 6 departments of Attleboro, Bourne, Lynn, Methuen, Norwood, and Taunton.

Call/Volunteer Class #45 Graduates September 18, 2013

Call/Volunteer Class #45 Graduates September 18, 2013

Thirty-three firefighters from 16 communities in the Call/Volunteer Recruit Firefighter Training Class #45 graduated on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Palmer High School.

MFA Graduates 200th Recruit Class

MFA Graduates 200th Recruit Class

State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan and Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Deputy Director Joseph Klucznik  presented certificates of completion to members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Training Class #200 in a graduation on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. The ceremony took place at the Department of Fire Services, 1 State Road, Stow, MA.