MIDDLETOWN, NJ - The Middletown Township Fire Academy held its graduation ceremonies for their Spring 2016 Firefighter One course at Thompson Middle School Saturday Evening June 18, 2016. The course is the NJ Division of Fire Safety Firefighter One 180 hour course. With a combination of classroom and hands-on participation, the new firefighter graduate has mastered the basic tasks of firematics. A NJ Division of Fire Safety written and a proficiency exam was completed at the end of this course. A passing grade of 70% is required.
Topics covered include: History & Orientation of the Fire Service, Right-to-Know, firefighter safety, medical care, knot typing, Incident Command System (ICS)-100, fire behavior, chemistry of fire, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)’s, fire extinguishers, forcible entry, Critical Incident Stress Management, Duties & Firefighter Wellness and Physical Fitness, NJ PEOSH Standards, Developmental Disabilities Awareness, St. Barnabas Burn lecture, Fire Service Communications, Building Protective Systems, Salvage & Overhaul, Aerial Ladders, Standpipe Operations, Forcible Entry, Fire Prevention and Public Education, Fire Cause, Electrical and , Propane Hazards, Confined Space Awareness, Search & Rescue, Wildland & Ground Fires, Fire Suppression and control, Air Management, Emergency Medical Care ladders, rescue procedures, ventilation, water supply, hose and nozzle handling, salvage and overhaul, sprinklers, communications, Blood borne Pathogens, Wildland Fires, Utility emergencies, Thermal imaging camera, rope rescue and Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations.
A total of twenty six recruits graduated twelve are from the Middletown Fire Department. The remaining fourteen recruits are from the surrounding communities of Red Bank, Sea Bright, West Keansburg (Hazlet), Holmdel, Shrewsbury, Little Silver, Spring Lake Heights and Wall Township.
The Spring 2016 Firefighter 1 Class Graduates are:
Michael J. Allegrtta Joseph T. Calao
Stephen J. Campbell John Chabala, Jr.
Joshua M. Cheatum Christopher R. Connor
Peter Deegan-Comey Samantha Farrell
Jonathan D. Goldwyn Samuel W. Gregg
Henry M. Hahn Brett Hebrew
Tyler P. Hubeny Joseph W. Jackson
Timothy N. Lawrence Adam Lorentz
Sean H. Marelli John R. Marks
Eduardo Montesinos Michael A. Moore
Federico Morales-Jimenenz Ryan Oliveria
Kai Reynolds Anthony Shumard
Shawn M. Stazak Bryan Wood