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.
|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.