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New Firefighters Ready to Take the Heat After 18 Week Training

Rye firefighters Joseph Tolve, Kevin Ramsey and Salvatore Inguanti on March 1, 2021 at Rye FD Headquarters on Locust Avenue.
Rye firefighters Joseph Tolve, Kevin Ramsey and Salvatore Inguanti on March 1, 2021 at Rye FD Headquarters on Locust Avenue.

Probationary Rye firefighters Joseph Tolve, Kevin Ramsey and Salvatore Inguanti completed Westchester’s Career Fire Academy, a basic firefighter training program, after an intense 18 weeks. The three joined the department earlier this year and began the training back on March 18th.

The Career Fire Academy, a basic firefighter training program, is a collaborative effort among the Westchester County Department of Emergency Services, the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control, and Westchester County Career Chiefs.

Rye firefighters Joseph Tolve, Kevin Ramsey and Salvatore Inguanti on March 1, 2021 at Rye FD Headquarters on Locust Avenue.
Rye firefighters Joseph Tolve, Kevin Ramsey and Salvatore Inguanti on March 1, 2021 at Rye FD Headquarters on Locust Avenue.

The academy is a basic firefighter training program designed to provide the firefighter with the essential knowledge and basic skills necessary to perform their job safely, effectively, efficiently, and as part of a firefighting team.

The intensive training program provides instruction in a classroom setting and practical skills training. It prepares the firefighter to save the life of a fire victim, a fellow firefighter, or themselves. Upon completion of the course, the trainee is able to efficiently mitigate any emergency.

Tolve, Ramsey and Inguanti were three of 37 recruits in the current class representing 11 municipalities.

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