24 Local Firefighters Graduate from Massachusetts Firefighting Academy
STOW—State Fire Marshal Jon M. Davine and Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Director Jeffrey P. Winn announced the graduation of 24 firefighters from the 50-day Career Recruit Firefighting Training Program, including Brock DuVarney, of Bellingham Fire Department.
“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, today’s graduates have developed the tools they’ll need to work seamlessly with veteran firefighters in their home departments and in neighboring communities as mutual aid.”
The graduating firefighters of Class #314 represent the fire departments of Acton, Bellingham, Charlton, Gloucester, Lawrence, Littleton, Milton, North Andover, Orleans, Plymouth, Revere, Rockland, Tewksbury, and Weston.