4 Medina firefighters graduate from state academy
MEDINA – Four Medina firefighters are among 57 graduates of the state academy in Montour Falls today.
Firefighters Bradley Mahnke, Cody Doran, Steven Long and Timothy Miller graduate from the 11-week Recruit Firefighter Training program at the NYS Fire Academy.
In addition, Captain Matt Jackson of the MFD graduated from the month-long First Line Supervisors Training Program conducted by the Fire Department of The City of New York.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today congratulated the 57 graduates of the Recruit Firefighter Training Program at the State Office of Fire Prevention and Control’s Academy of Fire Science in Montour Falls.
Today’s graduates hail from 24 fire departments and represent the Academy’s 75th Recruit Firefighter Training class. This is the largest class to ever graduate at the Academy since the program’s inception in 1984.
“These graduates join the more than 100,000 brave men and women serving in the fire departments across this great state who, with dedication and courage, respond to emergencies day and night to protect us all,” Governor Cuomo said. “I congratulate these New Yorkers on this significant accomplishment, and thank them for their commitment to public service.”
The Recruit Firefighter Training Program class is 11 weeks long and includes more than 500 hours of intense training that exceeds the state’s minimum standards for firefighter personnel. Graduates of the program also receive national certification in Firefighter I, Firefighter II and Hazardous Materials Operations. All of today’s graduates will become full-time firefighters in their respective fire department when they return home.
During the 11-week program, firefighters received training in areas such as emergency vehicle and pump operations, flammable gas firefighting, basic rescue technician skills and foundational firefighting training and operations. They also participated in daily physical fitness training in preparation for the Candidate Physical Ability Test.