Fire Brigade

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 18 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 nine recruits in the current class representing four municipalities.

Student Fire Department
Chris Duffelmeyer Hartsdale FD
Thomas Leonard Peekskill FD
Michael Mackenzie Peekskill FD
Christopher Rimm Peekskill FD
Cea Fong Port Chester FD
John Giordano, Jr. Port Chester FD
Heriberto Virella Port Chester FD
William Simons White Plains FD
Hassan Washington                      White Plains FD

The academy program is scheduled twice annuallly, in the spring and fall.