RAYNHAM — Chief Bryan LaCivita and the Raynham Fire Department are pleased to announce that Bryan Williams graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy (MFA) on Wednesday, Nov. 4.
Firefighter Williams was among the 33 firefighters representing 14 departments to graduate from the MFA’s Call/Volunteer Recruit Firefighter Training Class 87. Graduates were recognized in a ceremony at the Fall River headquarters Wednesday, Nov. 4.
The other 32 graduates represented the fire departments of Avon, Berkley, Dartmouth-District 1, Dartmouth-District 3, Dighton, Freetown, Halifax, Lakeville, Marion, Mattapoisett, Plympton, Wareham, and Westport.
“All of us at Raynham Fire Department congratulate Firefighter Williams for graduating the MFA, and we look forward to their work in our department,” Chief LaCivita said. “The dedication of these firefighters throughout their rigorous training will make them a great resource for our department and community.”
As a member of the call department, Firefighter Williams will supplement the full time staff and assist during major emergencies, fires and storms.
During the training, 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 liquid control, stress management, firefighter self-rescue and vehicle extrication.
To graduate, firefighters were required to complete 240 hours of training, all on nights and weekends, while demonstrating proficiency in life safety, search and rescue, ladder operations, water supply, pump operation and fire attack in situations ranging from mailbox fires to multiple-floor or multi-room structural fires. Upon successful completion of this program, all students have met the standards of National Fire Protection Association 1001.