PLYMOUTH — Chief G. Edward Bradley and the Plymouth Fire Department are pleased to announce that Firefighters David Tassinari, Austin Greene and Matthew Sullivan graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy today.
On Friday, Oct. 9, Firefighters Tassinari, Greene and Sullivan graduated from the 285th class of the Massachusetts Firefighter Academy. Graduates were recognized by Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey at the Department of Fire Services headquarters in Stow with a certificate.
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.
Firefighters Tassinari, Greene and Sullivan are now certified at the level of Firefighter I and II and in hazardous material operation.
Firefighter Tassinari will be assigned to Engine 1 stationed at the Headquarters Station on Group 2, Firefighter Greene will be assigned to Engine 3 stationed at the Pinehill’s Station on Group 2 and Firefighter Sullivan will be assigned to Engine 1 stationed at the Headquarters Station on Group 4.
Firefighters Greene and Tassinari will report to duty on Thursday, Oct. 15, and Sullivan will report to duty on Friday, Oct. 16.
“We look forward to working alongside these capable individuals,” Chief Bradley said. “The academy provides our firefighters with the skills needed to perform their work effectively and safely. I am confident that they will each serve the department and the Town of Plymouth well.”
The other 12 graduates represented the fire departments of Ashland, Devens, Littleton, Wilmington and Winthrop.
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.