Local NewsBoston graduates its largest class ever of firefighter recruits

Boston graduates its largest class ever of firefighter recruits

-

The largest class ever of Boston firefighters, including one woman, graduated on Friday at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

The class of 90 recruits come from neighborhoods throughout Boston, and they will be stationed at firehouses around the city.

“You can always count on the Boston Fire Department to show up, no matter what the circumstances are — a fire, a medical (call) or just a public service call,” said Marc Sanders, a Boston Fire Department spokesman. “If you need help, we will always be there, and they have been training and are ready to answer the call to serve the residents of the city of Boston.”

The class included recruits who speak a variety of languages in addition to English: four who speak Spanish, three who speak Cantonese, three who speak Haitian Creole, one who speaks Cape Verdean and one who speaks Vietnamese, Sanders said.

Those languages will help them get crucial information when they respond to calls in a diverse city.

Each of the newly sworn-in firefighters completed 16 weeks of training that included engine and ladder operations, auto extrication, hazmat training, and search and rescue.

BOSTON, MA - June 24: Recruits take the oath and become firefighters as the Boston Fire Dept. graduates the largest class in its history on June 24, 2022 in , BOSTON, MA. (Staff Photo By Stuart Cahill/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)BOSTON, MA – June 24: Recruits take the oath and become firefighters as the Boston Fire Dept. graduates the largest class in its history on June 24, 2022 in , BOSTON, MA. (Staff Photo By Stuart Cahill/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)

 

BOSTON, MA - June 24: Family and loved ones take photos as the Boston Fire Dept. graduates the largest class in itÕs history on June 24, 2022 in , BOSTON, MA. (Staff Photo By Stuart Cahill/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)BOSTON, MA – June 24: Family and loved ones take photos as the Boston Fire Dept. graduates the largest class in itÕs history on June 24, 2022 in , BOSTON, MA. (Staff Photo By Stuart Cahill/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald) BOSTON, MA - June 24: The honor guard posted the colors as the Boston Fire Dept. graduates the largest class in itÕs history on June 24, 2022 in , BOSTON, MA. (Staff Photo By Stuart Cahill/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)BOSTON, MA – June 24: The honor guard posted the colors as the Boston Fire Dept. graduates the largest class in its history on June 24, 2022 in , BOSTON, MA. (Staff Photo By Stuart Cahill/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald) BOSTON, MA - June 24: Recruits enter the hall as the Boston Fire Dept. graduates the largest class in itÕs history on June 24, 2022 in , BOSTON, MA. (Staff Photo By Stuart Cahill/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)BOSTON, MA – June 24: Recruits enter the hall as the Boston Fire Dept. graduates the largest class in its history on June 24, 2022 in , BOSTON, MA. (Staff Photo By Stuart Cahill/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald) BOSTON, MA - June 24: Boston Mayor Michelle Wu poses for a photo with the only female graduate Kaitlin OÕBrien as the Boston Fire Dept. graduates the largest class in itÕs history on June 24, 2022 in , BOSTON, MA. (Staff Photo By Stuart Cahill/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)BOSTON, MA – June 24: Boston Mayor Michelle Wu poses for a photo with the only female graduate Kaitlin O’Brien as the Boston Fire Dept. graduates the largest class in its history on June 24, 2022 in , BOSTON, MA. (Staff Photo By Stuart Cahill/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)

 

 

Latest news

A Look into Boston’s History: January 24th

Boston, the capital and largest city of Massachusetts, has a long and rich history that is closely tied to...

Staying informed in New England: The top 10 most popular news sites

New England is home to a rich and diverse array of news outlets, covering everything from local events to...

The Role of Health Care Marketing Agencies in Connecting Consumers with Healthcare Options

Health care marketing agencies play a crucial role in connecting consumers with important medical treatments and products, but it...

Supporting Mental Health in Boston’s Dynamic Startup Ecosystem

Boston's startup ecosystem is dynamic and vibrant, but the fast-paced, high-stress environment of a startup can take a toll...
- Advertisement -

The list of 50 Women Leaders in SaaS includes two female laureates from Boston

The Software Report has compiled a list of 50 women leaders who work in SaaS. The awardees include Robin...

Rapper Bhad Bhabie is criticized while presenting a new look

Bhad Bhabie has been accused of blackfishing for some time but now she may have crossed the line. Hip-hop fans,...

Must read

A Look into Boston’s History: January 24th

Boston, the capital and largest city of Massachusetts, has...

Staying informed in New England: The top 10 most popular news sites

New England is home to a rich and diverse...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you