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Rockland Set to Graduate a New Group of Volunteer Firefighters

82 volunteers represent 22 of Rockland's 26 all-volunteer fire departments.

Eighty four volunteer probationary firefighters are slated receive their state firefighter certificates in a graduation ceremony set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Rockland Community College's Cultural Arts Center.

The volunteers being honored, representing 22 of Rockland’s 26 all-volunteer departments, will receive their certificates from their Rockland County fire instructors, in front of their fire chiefs, department volunteers and their invited families and friends in the auditorium.

The class also includes newly-trained firefighters from Warwick and Washingtonville in Orange County. Click here for photos from the graduation ceremony.

The graduation ceremony is free and open to the public.

In Rockland County, all local fire departments are staffed 100 percent by men and women who are volunteers. There are nearly 2,500 active volunteer firefighters in Rockland.

The graduates in this current class gave 87 hours of their own time to attend the state’s Firefighter I course. Many of them went on to take the 27 hours advanced Firefighter II course as well.

“While the state average of Firefighter I graduates is around 70 percent, Rockland continues to be among that state leaders with a graduation rate of more than 90 percent,” said John Kryger, deputy Fire Coordinator. “That number is a tribute to our graduates, our instructor staff, and the Fire Training Center which enjoys a national reputation.”

The county also has a 75 percent rate of those graduates going on to the advanced Firefighter II course.

Here are the graduates, their departments and the course they completed:

Jan 10, 2013 

By Dept 

FD Name

 CLASSES

Last name

Turchyn

First name

Andriy

 

Blauvelt

 

FF I

Edwards

Adam Z

Congers

FF I

Slinn

Sean P

FF I

Castillo

Francis M

Haverstraw

FF I

Chevere

Xavier

FF I

Hernandez

Alioska

FF I

Lowry

Michael J

FF I

Maldonado Jr

Carnelo

FF I

Martinez

Baneury R

FF I

Mota

Rosabely

FF I

Pileggi

Matthew J

FF I

Berrios

Edgar

Hillcrest

FF I

Borden

Zachery

FF I

Capone

Steven W

FF I & II

Cedeno II

Nelson A

FF I

Freeman

Joshua C

FF I

King

Brian A

FF I

Senat

Abel W

FF I

Spaeth

Bintomin

FF II

Wamsley

James C

FF I

Retome

Israel B

Monsey

FF I & II

Butrico

Brian A

New City

FF II

Caraballo

Victor G

FF II

Faso

Christopher S

FF II

Henian

Thomas

FF I

Louden

Kenneth A

FF I & II

Rogers

Matthew

FF II

Hernandez

Carols A

Nyack

FF I

Lynch

Ryan M

FF I

Lynch

Sean P

FF I

Mitchell

Paul M

FF I

Viaggiani

Richard J

FF I

Weck Jr

James G

FF I

Amadi

Damien N

Orangeburg

FF I

Gordon

Kenneth V

FF I

Pimentel

Emanuel

FF I

Chanin

Eric C

Pearl River

FF II

Loughran III

Michael C

FF I & II

Murtagh

Matthew

FF II

Redmond

John

FF II

Sullivan

Stephen M

FF I

Wholey Sr

Jeremiah P

FF I

Artrip

Hugh

Piermont

FF I

Bonkoski

Kevin M

Slaotsburg

FF I

Stella

Joseph E

FF I

Hasenfus Jr

Paul F

Sparkill

FF I

Panter

Joshua B

FF I

Tedesco

Timothy G

FF I

Weber

Randy L

FF II

BenAmmar

Israel B

Spring Valley

FF I

Leitner

Sarah Y

FF I

Martial

Emerson J

FF I

Berretta

Joseph A

Stony Point

FF I

Cass

Christopher M

FF I

Cirrilla

Anthony B

FF II

Huslinger

Joseph R

FF I

Jordan

Chris R

FF I & II

Peralta

Thomas

FF I

Willem

Kenneth G

SSO

Jodice

Michael J

Suffern

FF I

Morena

Matthew J

Tallman

FF I

Gangemi

Andrew T

Tappan

FF I & II

Scherf

Matt R

FF I

Bello

Robert J

Valley Cottage

FF I

Carozza

John J

FF I

Coe

Kevin M

W. Haverstraw

FF I

Karwee

Armah

FF I

Keane

Devon M

FF II

Kearns

Edward R

FF II

Scaglione

Vincent

FF I & II

Veras

Kevin W

FF I

Willis

Kendell R

FF I

Duran

Adyel

West Nyack

FF I & II

Grogan

Kevin

FF I

Keane

Devon M

FF I

Curcio Jr

Vincent A

S. Spring Valley

FF I

Ryan

John C

FF I

Black

Robert I

Thiells

FF I

Johnson

Vyne A

FF I

Miller

Michael S

FF I

Sargent-Bell

Bigon

FF I

Weireter

Jennifer M

FF I

McNeil

Matt S

Warwick

FF I

Stark

John P

Washingtonville

FF I

Total

84

 

 

Tyler Durden January 09, 2013 at 11:31 AM
Thank you all for your valuable service to the community!
Mary Koshak January 09, 2013 at 11:18 PM
Congratulations to all the new volunteers and thank you for volunteering.

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