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 30 recruits in the current class representing 9 departments and four counties.



Student Fire Department
Seth C. Pierson LaGrange FD
Louis R. Tambini LaGrange FD
James T. Houlahan Lake Mohegan FD
Scott L. Hylka Lake Mohegan FD
Jordan Levitt Long Beach FD
Michael Medrano Long Beach FD
Cliff Skudin Long Beach FD
Matthew L. Dennis Newburgh FD
William J. Gayton Newburgh FD
Isaac C. Lugo Newburgh FD
Gregory S. Lynady Newburgh FD
Guillermo A. Mollins  Newburgh FD
Darwin S. Molina Peekskill FD
Nicholas L. Russo Peekskill FD
Daniel E. Higgins  Pelham Manor FD
Jeffery K. Glass Poughkeepsie FD
 John L. Ineson Poughkeepsie FD
Shane F. Lawlor Poughkeepsie FD
Clint McCoach Poughkeepsie FD
Oliverio Renden-Carlos        Poughkeepsie FD
Benjamin E. Plachta Town of Mamaroneck FD
Dominick DiMicheli White Plains FD
German A. Garcia White Plains FD
Justin P. Lee White Plains FD
Hanif K. Malloy White Plains FD
Salvatore J. Marchionni White Plains FD
Vincent D. Ninzatti White Plains FD
Luke V. Puff White Plains FD
Eric J. Terminello White Plains FD
Nicholas J. Wadden Whtie Plains FD

Command Staff:
Academy Director:  Captain Joe Sinatra, New Rochelle FD
Executive Officer:    Lt. Domenick DiRienzo, Eastchester FD

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