STONEHAM — Chief Matthew Grafton and the Stoneham Fire Department are pleased to share that a new firefighter has joined the department after successfully completing and graduating from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy.
Firefighter Nick Toussaint graduated Friday from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Class #305, and will be assigned to Group 3 of the Stoneham Fire Department with badge number 153.
Firefighter Toussaint grew up in Stoneham and graduated from Stoneham High School in 2015.
He served with the United States Army at Joint base Lewis Mchord as an Infantryman, achieved the rank of a Specialist E-4, and was honorably discharged in 2019. Following his honorable discharge, Toussaint worked for the Stoneham Public Schools as a part time janitor.
Firefighter Toussaint resides in Stoneham, has completed EMT class, is CPR/AED certified, and is awaiting the EMT written exam before becoming a certified EMT.
“Firefighter Toussaint just completed service to our country and now we are proud to have him as a member of the Stoneham Fire Department where he can continue to serve our community,” said Chief Grafton.
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.