Orange County recognized 31 men and women from 19 Fire Departments at the County’s Firefighter 1 graduation ceremony held recently at the Emergency Services Center in Goshen.
O.C. Sheriff Carl E. DuBois, Commissioner of Emergency Services Brendan Casey, Assistant District Attorney Chris Borek, Deputy Commissioner of Fire Services Vini Tankasali, and Orange County Fire Training Chief Jim McCann attended the event. Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus shared his congratulations via a video message.
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.
Among the graduates were: from Florida, NY: Kris Richner, and Glen Sudul; from Greenwood Lake, NY: Mike Finn, and Joseph Minns; and from Warwick: Ryan Denerley, Korey Stokkeland, Richard Pasiut, and Bryson Nieves.