Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus attended the County’s Firefighter 1 graduation ceremony on Thurs., Jul. 26 at the County’s Emergency Services Center in Goshen NY.
Neuhaus was joined at the graduation by Orange County Sheriff Carl E. DuBois, Assistant District Attorney Chris Borek, Commissioner of Emergency Services Brendan Casey, Deputy Commissioner of Fire Services Vini Tankasali, and Orange County Fire Training Chief Jim McCann.
This year’s Firefighter 1 graduating class included 39 men and women from County Fire Departments as well as Austin Courtney and Brian Lichtenhahn, members of the Warwick Fire Department.
Firefighter 1 is a comprehensive and intensive introductory course required to become an Interior Firefighter. The course is comprised of 129 classroom hours and additional take home assignments. Courses were taught by Orange County Fire Instructors at the County’s Fire Training Center in New Hampton and also entailed lectures and hands on training sessions.