The Career Fire Academy, a basic firefighter training program, is a collaborative effort among the Westchester County Department of Emergency Services, the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control and Westchester County Career Chiefs.
The academy is a basic firefighter training program designed to provide the firefighter with the essential knowledge and basic skills necessary to perform their job safely, effectively, efficiently, and as part of a firefighting team.
This 16 week intensive training program provides instruction in a classroom setting and practical skills training. This training prepares the firefighter to save the life of a fire victim, a fellow firefighter or themselves. Upon completion of the course, the trainee is able to efficiently mitigate any emergency.
There are 19 new recruits in the current class; representing six different municipalities.
|Louis Bongo III||New Rochelle FD|
|Neil Brown||New Rochelle FD|
|Michael Bucci||White Plains FD|
|John Cestone||New Rochelle FD|
|John Cioffoletti||New Rochelle FD|
|Mark Cleary||Eastchester FD|
|Connor Dillon||White Plains FD|
|Joseph Dizenzo||New Rochelle FD|
|Thomas Dooley||White Plains FD|
|Jake Douglass||White Plains FD|
|Chris Feineis||Scarsdale FD|
|William Fokerts||Scarsdale FD|
|John Howes||Eastchester FD|
|David Kane||Greenville FD|
|Peter Keating||Greenville FD|
|John Kenny||Hartsdale FD|
|Joseph Lucente, Jr.||Eastchester FD|
|Frank Vallelonga||New Rochelle FD|
|John Vernazza||Eastchester FD|
The academy program is scheduled twice annuallly, in the spring and fall.