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 34 recruits in the current class representing 8 municipalities.



Student Fire Department
Alfredo R. Bruno Eastchester FD
Antonio Ciero Eastchester FD
Brendan D. O'Loughlin Eastchester FD
Christopher M. Teator Eastchester FD
Robert K. Hoffman Greenville FD
Brandan T. Antolino Harrison FD
Christopher A. Forgione Harrison FD
Michael J. Pellegrino Harrison FD
Jeffrey R. Strati Harrison FD
Evan D. Sundquist Harrison FD
Michael A. Fernandes Mount Vernon FD
Stephen A. Miller Mount Vernon FD
Trumaine R. Rose Mount Vernon FD
Andre R. Smith Mount Vernon FD
Anthony L. Williams Mount Vernon FD
Daniel M. Annunziata New Rochelle FD
Anane Y. Dixon New Rochelle FD
Kevin S. Elliott New Rochelle FD
Terril S. George New Rochelle FD
Raphael V. Gibbs Jr. New Rochelle FD
Richard S. Horvath New Rochelle FD
Milos B. Lakic New Rochelle FD
Daniel A. Marshall New Rochelle FD
Michael D. Shearer New Rochelle FD
Ethan Binford Pleasant Valley FD
Daniel Binford  Pleasant Valley FD
Daniel S. Archino Rye FD
Theo J. Banks White Plains FD
Joseph F. Chiaravalle White Plains FD
Michael J. Ciafardini White Plains FD
Jeffrey S. Gilch White Plains FD
Christian A. Giorgio White Plains FD
John J. Giumarro White Plains FD
Michael T. Linnane White Plains FD
Axel F. Schiefer White Plains FD

Commanding Officers:
Battalion Chief Andrew Mihans, Arlington FD
Captain Edward Ladin, Greenville FD

Executive Officer:
Lieutenant Lou Dominguez, White Plains FD

Command Staff: 
Captain Joe Sinatra, New Rochelle FD
Lieutenant Rodney Grant, Mount Vernon FD
Lieutenant Carmine Mancuso, New Rochelle FD

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