Cambridge Fire Academy - Recruit Class 2024-01 - graduation

5/13/20242 months ago

On Friday, May 10th, 20 recruit firefighters graduated in a nice ceremony at Boston College's Ellsworth Hall in Brookline. Family, friends, firefighters, and guests were in attendance. The class started on March 4, 2024, and after ten weeks of intense training, 20 firefighters graduated. Twelve of the graduates are from Cambridge Fire and eight are from Brookline Fire.


Prior to the 10 weeks of fire training, the class members participated in 1 week of orientation & emergency medical training. 


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, hazardous materials ops, and much, much more. Graduates will be nationally certified as Firefighter I/II.

Congratulations to all on a job well done. It was a great accomplishment. These graduates, now FFOPs (Firefighters on Probation), were deployed to fire companies to fill existing vacancies, starting on Sunday, May 12th.


Welcome aboard to the "Class 1" Cambridge Fire Department!

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Above: Cambridge graduates - shown with Chief of Operations Gover

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Above: the Cambridge graduates

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Above: Class stands at attention for the natioal anthemn at the start of the graduation exercises

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Shown above: the entire Brookline and Cambridge class