New Bedford Fire Department recruits begin firefighter training

“Please welcome recruit class 02-2022!!!

On September 6th, new recruits from New Bedford, Acushnet, Berkley, Somerset & Taunton merged together to begin Firefighter training.

The Academy is hosted by New Bedford Fire and most of the training will take place in New Bedford. The recruits will attend a ten week academy allowing them to obtain their Firefighter I & II state certification.

They will receive training in emergency medical care, basic firefighting skills, hazardous materials emergencies, and rescue skills including vehicle extraction.

The recruits will receive instruction from MA Fire Academy instructors along with instructors from all five departments who offer decades of firefighting and rescue experience.” -New Bedford Fire Department.

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