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 42 recruits in the current class representing three counties.



Student Fire Department
Shawn Castano Arlington FD (Dutchess County)
Anthony Dragonetti Arlington FD (Dutchess County)
Mark Kolor Arlington FD (Dutchess County)
Sean McGovern Arlington FD (Dutchess County)
Daniel Wysocki Beacon FD (Dutchess County)
William Ciamarra Eastchester FD
Robert Federico Eastchester FD
Louis Monaco Eastchester FD
Joseph Negro Eastchester FD
Robert Satriale Eastchester FD
John Saviano Eastchester FD
Christopher Teator Eastchester FD
Jeffrey Jones Fairview FD
Andrew Martirano Fairview FD
Dann Vargas Fairview FD
Colin Bard Hartsdale FD
Brandon Boney Hartsdale FD
Matthew Doherty Hartsdale FD
David O'Dell LaGrange FD (Dutchess County)
Michael Mendez LaGrange FD (Dutchess County)
Casey Higham LaGrange FD (Dutchess County)
Michael Henry LaGrange FD (Dutchess County)
Kristopher Walters Larchmont FD 
James Laurent New Rochelle FD
Mekhi Rudder New Rochelle FD
Mark Schoenherr New Rochelle FD
Tyrone Thomas  New Rochelle FD
Virgilio Torres New Rochelle FD
Adrian Adorno Newburgh FD (Orange County)
Rayquan Bryant Newburgh FD (Orange County)
Elvis Pinero Newburgh FD (Orange County)
Jeffrey Quintana Newburgh FD (Orange County)
Andrew Wood Rye FD
Ian Cole Scarsdale FD
Thomas Riccardulli Scarsdale FD
Justin Cassinelli White Plains FD
Matthew Cassinelli White Plains FD
Elliott Eccleston White Plains FD
Daniel Griffith White Plains FD
Joseph Ingham White Plains FD
Bryant Rebatta White Plains FD
Luke Van Asselt White Plains FD

Commanding Officers:
Deputy Chief Tom Duffy, Mt. Vernon FD

Executive Officer:
Lieutenant Lou Dominguez, White Plains FD

Command Staff: 
Battalion chief Andy Mihans, Arlington FD
Captain Joe Sinatra, New Rochelle FD
Lieutenant Domineck DiRienzo, Eastchester FD
Lieutenant Robert Jackson, New Rochelle FD
Lieutenant Michael O'Keefe, New Rochelle FD
Lieutenant Michael Rende, New Rochelle FD

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