• Career Recruit Firefighter Class #232

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    Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #232 graduated on Friday, August 28, 2015 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 15 fire departments of: Ashland, Bedford, Burlington, Devens, Easthampton, Lakeville, Melrose, Middleborough, North Attleboro, Northampton, Plainville, Westborough, Westfield, Weymouth, and Woburn. The guest speaker was Northampton Fire Chief Duane Nichols.

  • Career Recruit Firefighter Class #231

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    Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #231 graduated on Friday, July 31, 2015 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 15 fire departments of: Amesbury, Athol, Bedford, Belmont, Cohasset, Fitchburg, Kingston, Lawrence, Ludlow, Mashpee, Medford, Middleton, Northampton, Wilmington, and Yarmouth. The guest speaker was Fitchburg Fire Chief Kevin Roy.

  • Career Recruit Firefighter Class #230

    Career Recruit Firefighter Class #230

    Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #230 graduated on Friday, July 10, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, One State Road, Stow, MA. The 23 graduates, 22 men and one woman, represent the 16 fire departments of: Acton, Amherst, Belmont, Bourne, Cambridge, Clinton, Gloucester, Hanson, Haverhill, Hudson, Natick, Norton, Oxford, Saugus, Upton and Westwood. The guest speaker was Clinton Fire Chief McLaughlin.

  • Career Recruit Firefighter Class #229

    Career Recruit Firefighter Class #229

    Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #229 graduated on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, One State Road, Stow, MA. The 21 graduates, all men, represent the 16 fire departments of: Abington, Andover, Ashland, Attleboro, Concord, Fitchburg, Harwich, Leominster, Littleton, Marblehead, Natick, Southborough, Swampscott, Tewksbury, Westford, and Wilmington. Boston Globe Metro section columnist Kevin Cullen was the guest speaker. He is known for writing moving columns about the brave acts of unsung heroes and the struggles of ordinary people in greater Boston.

  • Call/Volunteer Firefighter Recruit Class #53

    Call/Volunteer Firefighter Recruit Class #53

    On June 10, 2015, Class #53 of the Call/Volunteer Recruit Firefighter Training program graduated having completed 240 hours of training on nights and weekends. The 36 graduates, 33 men and three women, represent the 16 fire departments of: Acushnet Fire & EMS, Berkley Fire & Rescue, Dartmouth District #1, Dartmouth District #3, Freetown, Lakeville, Leicester, Marion, Mattapoisett, Millville, Raynham, Rochester, Swansea, Uxbridge, West Bridgewater, and Westport.

  • Call/Volunteer Firefighter Recruit Class #52

    Call/Volunteer Firefighter Recruit Class #52

    On June 4, 2015, Class #52 of the Call/Volunteer Recruit Firefighter Training program graduated having completed 240 hours of training on nights and weekends. The 40 graduates, 38 men and two women, represent the 21 fire departments of: Berlin, Boxford, Essex, Georgetown, Groveland, Hamilton, Ipswich, Lancaster, Lincoln, Lynnfield, Manchester, Merrimac, Middleton, Newbury, North Reading, Rockport, Rowley, Sherborn, Templeton, Tyngsborough and West Newbury.

  • Fire and Police Graduate Advanced Fire Investigation Course

    State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan and Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Director George Kramlinger are pleased to announce the graduation of 40 members of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s six-day Advanced Fire Investigation course on Thursday, May 14, 2015. This rigorous professional training provides fire, and state and local police officers with the advanced skills to accurately determine the origin and cause of fires in their jurisdictions and together, build solid, prosecutable cases. MORE

  • Career Recruit Firefighter Class #228

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    Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #228 graduated on Friday, May 22, 2015 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 15 fire departments of Amherst, Abington, Beverly, Cambridge, Lexington, Ludlow, North Andover, Northampton, Orleans, Somerville, Southbridge, Southborough, Swampscott, Weston, and Woburn. The guest speaker was Northampton Fire Chief Brian Duggan.

  • Career Recruit Firefighter Class #227

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    Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #227 graduated on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, One State Road, Stow, MA. The 25 graduates, 21 men and four women, represent the 15 fire departments of Andover, Auburn, Belmont, Beverly, Burlington, Dracut, Duxbury, Gardner, Hingham, Kingston, Milton, Seekonk, Sudbury, Taunton, and Winthrop.

  • Career Recruit Firefighter Class #226

    Career Recruit Firefighter Class #226

    Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #226 graduated on Friday, April 10, 2015 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 12 fire departments of Acton, Arlington, Centerville-Osterville-Marston Mills, Concord, Fitchburg, Needham, Norton, Tewksbury, West Springfield, Westford, Westminster, and Woburn. The guest speaker was state Representative Harold Naughton Jr. of Clinton, house chair of the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security.

  • Career Recruit Firefighter Class #225

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    Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #225 graduated on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, One State Road, Stow, MA. The graduates represent the 14 fire departments of Acton, Centerville-Osterville-Marston Mills, Duxbury, Easton, Hanover, Lancaster, Leominster, Methuen, Nantucket, North Attleboro, Sandwich, Saugus, Scituate, and Stoughton. The guest speaker was Easton Fire Chief Kevin Partridge.

  • Career Recruit Firefighter Class #224

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    Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #224 graduated on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, One State Road, Stow, MA. The graduates represent the 18 fire departments of Billerica, Clinton, Cotuit, Dracut, Dudley, Hudson, Hyannis, Ludlow, Mashpee, Maynard, Methuen, North Reading, Peabody, Plymouth, Taunton, Weston, Wilmington, and Woburn. The keynote speaker was retired Wakefield Fire Chief David Parr.

  • Career Recruit Firefighter Class #223

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    Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #223 graduated on Friday, February 6, 2015 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 Arlington, Boxborough, Canton, Concord, East Bridgewater, Hanson, Haverhill, Holyoke, Littleton, Marshfield, Stoughton, Watertown and Wilmington.

  • Career Recruit Firefighter Class #222

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    Members of the Career Recruit Firefighter Class #222 graduated on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. in a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services, Stow campus. The 23 graduates, two women and 21 men, represent the 12 fire departments of Attleboro, Belchertown, Framingham, Hingham, Lowell, Medway, Newton, Salem, Sandwich, Saugus, Wakefield and Wellfleet.

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