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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 17 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 16 recruits in the current class representing six municipalities.

Student Fire Department
Brian Vargas Fairview FD
Marc Rappe Greenville FD
Josh Gullotta Hartsdale FD
Justin Vializ Hartsdale FD
Joseph Anderson Mount Vernon FD
Lenroy Ballenfantie Mount Vernon FD
Brandon Brown Mount Vernon FD
David Gibson Mount Vernon FD
Paul Henry Mount Vernon FD
Michael LaSelva Mount Vernon FD
Scott Smith Mount Vernon FD
Michael Amori New Rochelle FD
Liam Madden New Rochelle FD
Justin Moxey New Rochelle FD
Virgilio Torres New Rochelle FD
Andrew Camardella          Pelham FD

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