On Friday, January 13th, 22 recruit firefighters graduated in a nice ceremony at Boston College's Ellsworth Hall in Brookline. Family, friends, firefighters, as well as the fire department command staff were in attendance. The class started on October 31, 2022 and after eleven weeks of intense training, 22 firefighters graduated. Eighteen of the graduates are from Cambridge Fire and four are from Brookline Fire. (photo shows the Cambridge graduates)
Training was both classroom and hands-on and included hose handling, pump operation, water supply, ground & aerial ladder ops, tying & hauling of equipment, use of SCBA (self contained breathing apparatus), TIC (thermal imaging camera), search & rescue, firefighting, hi-rise ops, vehicle extrication, water rescue, emergency medical care, hazardous materials ops, and much, much more. Graduates are nationally certified as Firefighter I/II.