On Wednesday, July 17th, at 7:00 p.m., the Prince William County Fire & Rescue System held its Volunteer Firefighter Recruit Graduation Ceremony at the Public Safety Training Center located at 13101 Public Safety Drive in Nokesville, Virginia. Battalion Chief Mike LaSalle presided over the ceremony. Assistant Chief James Forgo and Volunteer Chief Jerry Deem provided an inspirational message to the recruits and attendees.
Recruit Class 19144 consisted of 11 recruits who successfully completed 6 months of rigorous academic and physical training at the System's Public Safety Training Center. Each student performed 420 hours of training which consisted of 300 hours of Firefighter I & II, 40 hours of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus Training, 40 hours of Hazardous Materials Training (up to the Operations level), Liquid Petroleum Gas Training and 4 days of Firefighter Survival Training. Upon graduation, they will be designated as Firefighter.
Please join us in congratulating the graduates:
|Antonio Acker – Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton VFD||Noah Kaplin – Dale City VFD|
|David Crane - Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton VFD||Joseph Kenny – Manassas VFD|
|Neil Deven - Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton VFD||Gavin Metaxa – Nokesville VFD|
|Anthony Mandina - Occoquan-Woodbridge-Lorton VFD||Jamar Wright – Lake Jackson VFD|
|Maxwell Funk – Yorkshire VFD||Zack Yates – Stonewall Jackson VFD|
|Alexandrya Repp -Yorkshire VFD|| |
You can view the ceremony live on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PWCFireRescue.