Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus recently attended the County’s Firefighter 1 graduation at the County’s Emergency Services Center in Goshen. Neuhaus was joined at the graduation by Orange County Sheriff Carl E. DuBois, Commissioner of Emergency Services Brendan Casey, Assistant District Attorney Chris Borek, and Legislator Kevin Hines, a Commissioner with the Cornwall Fire Department. Hines has served as a volunteer firefighter in Cornwall for 33 years.
This year’s Firefighter 1 graduating class consisted of 31 men and women from Orange County, including from the Village of Greenwood Lake. Firefighter 1 is a comprehensive and intensive introductory course required to become an Interior Firefighter.
The class includes 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 included classroom lectures and hands on training sessions.