MARION – Chief Brian Jackvony is pleased to announce that three Marion firefighters recently graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s Call/Volunteer training program.
Firefighters Derek Malouin, Jared English and Patrick Owen are three of the 16 graduates from the MFA’s Call/Volunteer Training Class 92, which officially completed the Firefighter I/II program on Tuesday, June 29.
During the 16-week training program, participants learn the basic skills they need to respond to fires, including lessons on control and containment, public fire education, hazardous material incident mitigation, flammable liquids, stress management, self-rescue and vehicle extrication.
Graduates of the program complete 240 hours of training, all on nights and weekends. In order to meet the standards of National Fire Protection Association 1001, they also develop proficiency in life safety, search and rescue, ladder operations, water supply, pump operation and fire attack techniques.
“Congratulations to our three newest firefighters on their graduation from the academy,” Chief Jackvony said. “The call/volunteer training program prepares our firefighters well for their duties. We look forward to working alongside them and watching them grow in their firefighting careers.”
Other graduates of Class 92 represent the fire departments of Hanover, Lakeville, Mattapoisett, Swansea and Westport.