Career Fire Academy

Career Fire Academy

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 the 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 17 new recruits in the current class; representing five different municipalities.


Student Fire Department
Matthew Bruno                   Greenville FD               
Matthew Rappe Greenville FD
Brian Farrell Hartsdale FD
Alexander Vergo Hartsdale FD
John Bollettieri New Rochelle FD
Ronald Fraioli New Rochelle FD
James Manning New Rochelle FD
Babetunde Ogunleye New Rochelle FD
Ryan Pascuzzi New Rochelle FD
John Williams III New Rochelle FD
Ryan Cantatore Port Chester FD
Ryan Iarocci Port Chester FD
Vincent Lyons, Jr. Port Chester FD
Jeffery Boettigheimer White Plains FD
Stephen Evangelista White Plains FD
Michael Fiorentino White Plains FD
Nicholas Perri White Plains FD

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