Chief James T. Januse
37 Orchard St.,
Raynham, MA 02767
For Immediate Release
Friday, March 8, 2019
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Email: [email protected]
Raynham Firefighter Graduates from Massachusetts Firefighter Academy
RAYNHAM — Chief James Januse is pleased to announce that Firefighter Trevor Chute graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy (MFA) Friday.
On Friday, March 8, Firefighter Trevor Chute was among the 36 firefighters representing 23 fire departments to graduate from the MFA’s Career Recruit Firefighter Training Class 271. Graduates were recognized at a ceremony at the Department of Fire Services headquarters in Stow Friday.
The 10-week program teaches the essentials of fire and non-fire conditions, life safety, search and rescue, ladder operations, water supply, pump operation and fire attack.
Chute was hired as a call firefighter for the Raynham Fire Department in January 2016, and was hired full-time in July 2017. He is a Raynham native, who served in the U.S. Navy between 2012-2016.
Following graduation from the academy, Chute is now certified as a Firefighter I/II.
“We were all proud to see Trevor graduate today from the academy, especially his father, who is a firefighter in Easton,” Chief Januse said. “On behalf of the entire Raynham Fire Department, we congratulate him and wish him the best as he begins this next phase in career with RFD.”
The other 35 graduates represented the fire departments of Andover, Attleboro, Bourne, Franklin, Haverhill, Hyannis, Littleton, Malden, Marlborough, Medford, Medway, Gloucester, Revere, Salem, Sandwich, Stoughton, Sturbridge, Wakefield, Waltham, Wayland, West Bridgewater and Yarmouth.
The Massachusetts Firefighting Academy:
At the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy, firefighter recruits learn a wide range of skills in an intensive 10-week program. Certified and more experienced firefighters lead classroom instruction, physical fitness training, firefighter skills training and firefighting practice. Students are given training in public fire education, hazardous material incident mitigation, flammable liquids, stress management, confined space rescue techniques and rappelling. Upon successful completion of the Recruit Program, all students have met national standards of National Fire Protection Association 1001.