RAYNHAM — Chief Bryan LaCivita is pleased to announce that Firefighter/Paramedic Cody Medairos graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy (MFA) on Friday, Feb. 14.
Firefighter Medairos was among the 34 firefighters representing 20 departments to graduate from the MFA’s Career Recruit Firefighter Training Class 280. Graduates were recognized at a ceremony at the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services headquarters in Stow today.
The 10-week program teaches the essentials of fire and non-fire conditions, such as safety, search and rescue, ladder operations, water supply, pump operation and fire attack.
Medairos, age 24, started with the Raynham Fire Department in 2016 as a Call Firefighter/EMT. He was hired full-time in December 2018 and became a certified paramedic in September 2019.
Following his graduation from the academy, Medairos is now certified as a Firefighter I/II and certified in Hazardous Materials Operations.
“The Massachusetts Firefighting Academy training is a rigorous course that prepares our firefighters for the full range of situations they may encounter in their careers,” Chief LaCivita said. “We are very proud of Firefighter Medairos for this achievement and congratulate him on this next step in his career.”
The other 33 graduates represented the fire departments of Andover, Clinton, Concord, Dennis, Devens, Harwich, Holden, Lexington, North Andover, North Attleboro, North Reading, Norwood, Revere, Sudbury, Truro, Watertown, Wayland, Wrentham and Yarmouth.
About 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.