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Avon Firefighter Recruit Graduates from Massachusetts Fire Academy

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Firefighter Nduabugbo Nnoli graduated from the 285th class of the Massachusetts Firefighter Academy on Friday, Oct. 9. (Photo courtesy Massachusetts Firefighting Academy)

AVON — Chief Robert Spurr and the Avon Fire Department are pleased to announce that Firefighter Nduabugbo Nnoli graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy last week.

On Friday, Oct. 9, Firefighter Nnoli graduated from Class #BW04 of the Massachusetts Firefighter Academy, which trained at the Bridgewater campus. 

The 10-week program teaches the essentials of fire and non-fire conditions, life safety, search and rescue, ladder operations, water supply, pump operation and fire attack.

Firefighter Nnoli is now certified at the level of Firefighter I and II and in hazardous material operation.

Firefighter Nnoli began working with the Avon Fire Department on Jan. 30. 

“We look forward to working alongside Firefighter Nnoli,” Chief Spurr said. “The academy is a rigorous test that prepares recruits to enter the world of modern firefighting, and we know Nduabugbo will serve the Avon Fire Department and the residents of Town well.”

The other 15 graduates in the graduating class represented the fire departments of Belmont, Bourne, Dennis, Marshfield, Sharon, Somerset, Whitman, Wrentham and Yarmouth.

The Massachusetts Firefighting Academy:

At the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy, firefighter recruits learn a wide range of skills in an intensive 10-week program. Certified and more experienced firefighters lead classroom instruction, physical fitness training, firefighter skills training and firefighting practice. Students are given training in public fire education, hazardous material incident mitigation, flammable liquids, stress management, confined space rescue techniques and rappelling. Upon successful completion of the Recruit Program, all students have met national standards of National Fire Protection Association 1001.

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