New Firefighter Graduates and Moves To Interior Status
 
By Asst. Chief Trish Gallagher
July 15, 2017
 

On Thursday July 15, 2017, Firefighter Marcos Castro graduated from his initial firefighter training class, Firefighter I, and became an interior firefighter. During a ceremony held at the Westchester County Department of Emergency Service Training Facility in Valhalla, Firefighter Castro and the graduates of several other recent Firefighter 1 courses were recognized by county officials, fire officers and families for their dedication and accomplishments.

Firefighter I is a course taught throughout New York State to all firefighters who will perform interior operations. Students participate in learning events covering firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE), self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), SCBA air management and SCBA emergencies, basic firefighter survival techniques, modern fire control methods, building fire search and victim removal techniques, firefighter survival skills, tactical ventilation techniques and basic power saw operation, forcible entry techniques, hose line advancement, vehicle and wildland firefighting theory, vehicle firefighting techniques, coordinated structure fire interior attack and transitional fire attack, and coordinated initial company operations.

 
Hyperlinks: Video of the Graduation Ceremony
 
1st Assistant Chief Trish Gallagher and Firefighter Marcos Castro
1st Assistant Chief Trish Gallagher and Firefighter Marcos Castro
County Executive Rob Astorino addresses the crowd
County Executive Rob Astorino addresses the crowd
 
FF Castro is congratulated by County Executive Rob Astorino
FF Castro is congratulated by County Executive Rob Astorino
WCDES Chief of Training Luci Labriola-Cuffe Congratulate FF Castro
WCDES Chief of Training Luci Labriola-Cuffe Congratulate FF Castro
 
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