“Forty-one volunteer firefighters from Montgomery County Fire Academy Class 1804…[celebrated] the completion of the Pennsylvania Entry Level Firefighter Training program with a graduation ceremony [last night],” stated Mr. Thomas J. Garrity, Director of the Montgomery County Fire Academy.

Among the 41 graduating tonight are two from the Oreland Volunteer Fire Company: Firefighter Chris Halligan and Firefighter Timothy Sibley.

The graduation ceremony took place at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Campus in (Plymouth Township) Conshohocken.

“The Montgomery County Fire Academy provides an entry level curriculum for recruits of all ages who are new to the fire service as well as well as ongoing training for experienced firefighters,” according to a statement issued by Montgomery County.  “In addition to classroom instructions, our cadre of over 150 part-time instructors provide hands-on practical skills training using our state-of-the-art structural burn building, drill tower, smoke house, drafting pit and flammable gas pad.”

 

Photographs are provided courtesy of Montgomery County, 2018.