Anthony Stowers, Fire Chief, EFO/CFO
1 Summer St.
Maynard, MA 01754
For Immediate Release
Monday, Dec. 21, 2015
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Maynard Firefighter Graduates from State Firefighting Academy
MAYNARD – Fire Chief Anthony Stowers is pleased to announce that firefighter Michael Cisek graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy last week.
Cisek is one of 24 graduates from the 237th class of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s 45-day Career Recruit Firefighting Training Program. A ceremony was held at the Department of Fire Services in Stow on Friday, Dec. 18 at 1:30 p.m.
The 22-year-old Maynard resident came to the department as a call firefighter from the Stow Fire Department.
“Firefighter Cisek is a hardworking and dedicated member of our department and we are proud of him for completing his training at the academy,” Chief Stowers said. “I know that his newly acquired skills combined with his work ethic make will him a tremendous asset to the Maynard Fire Department.”
The intensive nine-week state firefighting academy for municipal firefighters involves classroom instruction, physical fitness training, skills training and live firefighting practice.
Firefighters learned the basic skills they need to respond to fires including how to contain and control them, public fire education, hazardous material incident mitigation, flammable liquids, stress management, confined space rescue techniques and rappelling.
To graduate, firefighters were required to demonstrate proficiency in life safety, search and rescue, ladder operations, water supply, pump operation and fire attack (ranging from mailbox fires to multiple-floor or multi-room structural fires).
“This rigorous professional training provides our newest firefighters with the basic skills to perform their jobs effectively and safely,” said State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan in a statement.
The remaining 24 graduates, all men, represent the 18 fire departments of: Andover, Boxborough, Braintree, Clinton, Danvers, Easton, Hanson, Harwich, Lakeville, Lawrence, Maynard, Natick, North Andover, Raynham, Saugus, Taunton, Wayland and Woburn.