mtfd acad grad june 2016MIDDLETOWN, 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.


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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.


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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.

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All these departments are entirely volunteer. Please support your local volunteer fire departments by donating or volunteering. If you would like to volunteer you may receive more information by contacting Ms. Barbara Baker, [email protected] , 732.615.2270.

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


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