O.C. Hosts the Firefighter 1 Graduation

GOSHEN – Orange County recognized 31 men and women from 19 Fire Departments at the County’s Firefighter 1 graduation ceremony on Thursday night at the Emergency Services Center in Goshen.

Orange County Sheriff Carl E. DuBois, Commissioner of Emergency Services Brendan Casey, Assistant District Attorney Chris Borek, Deputy Commissioner of Fire Services Vini Tankasali and Orange County Fire Training Chief Jim McCann attended the event. Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus shared his congratulations via a video message.

“It takes a special person to become a firefighter and I commend the graduates, along with the training instructors, participating fire departments, and their friends and families on being a part of this impressive achievement,” Tankasali said. “I offer my congratulations and best wishes as well as my gratitude to them all.”

Firefighter 1 is a comprehensive and intensive introductory course required to become an Interior Firefighter. The course is comprised of 129 classroom hours and additional take home assignments. Courses were taught by Orange County Fire Instructors at the County’s Fire Training Center in New Hampton and also entailed lectures and hands on training sessions.

Orange County
Firefighter 1 Graduates
Michael O’Reilly, Chester
Jeremiah Williams, Campbell Hall
Elizabeth Cashman, Circleville
Alphonse Crudalle, Cronomer Valley
Kris Richner, Florida
Glen Sudul, Florida
Mike Finn, Greenwood Lake
Joseph Minns, Greenwood Lake
Joshua Jones, Goodwill
Henry Speckman, Goshen
Vanessa Hernandez, Goshen
Jacob Sibley, Highland Falls
Joshua Keena, Highland Falls
Roger Waufle, Highland Falls
Christian Cardona, Middle Hope
Williams Amanitides, Monroe
Margie Cole, Monroe
Anthony Adams, Montgomery
Joshua Zalesky, New Windsor
Samantha Vandermark, Otisville
Ryan Grasso, South Blooming Grove
Patrick McCormick, South Blooming Grove
William Mock, Vails Gate
Leanne Keator, Walden
Ryan Denerley, Warwick
Korey Stokkeland, Warwick
Richard Pasiut, Warwick
Bryson Nieves, Warwick
Joshua Pinter, Winona Lake
Kirsten Fox, Winona Lake
Chris Cosgrove, Winona Lake

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