Feldano Francois of the Natick Fire Department was among 22 firefighters to graduate earlier this month from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s 50-day Career Recruit Firefighting Training Program.
Other graduating firefighters represented the fire departments of Bourne, Canton, Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills, Concord, Fairhaven, Hopkinton, Plainville, Revere, Rockland, Somerset, Westborough, and Yarmouth.
Students receive classroom training in all basic firefighter skills. They practice first under non-fire conditions and then during controlled fire conditions. To graduate, students must demonstrate proficiency in life safety, search and rescue, ladder operations, water supply, pump operation, and fire attack. F
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