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.  Nine members of the very first recruit class were on hand to mark this milestone.

23 Graduates from 17 Fire Departments

The 23 graduates, 21 men and two women, represent the 17 departments of Attleboro, Burlington, Canton, Dudley, Easthampton, Haverhill, Holbrook, Lowell, Lynn, Milton, Norfolk, North Andover, Norwell, Randolph, Wakefield, Wellesley, and Westport.

Guest Speaker Graduate of Class#1 Marlborough FF Lee Lively, ret.

The guest speaker was retired Marlborough Firefighter Lee Lively, a graduate of Recruit Class #1 in 1966. FF Lively had a lengthy career both at the Marlborough Fire Department and as a part-time employee of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy and later the Department of Fire Services. He has witnessed firsthand the benefit of consistent, statewide training of firefighters in a facility that continues to evolve to remain state-of-the-art.

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