Congratulations to all graduates!
By Kent Fire Department
January 23, 2023

Congratulations to the Kent Volunteer Fire Departments newest interior firefighters Thomas G. and Daniel W.

Firefighter Thomas and Firefighter Daniel both participated in the New York State Interior Firefighter training course and successfully completed their final exam. Along with students representing fire agencies from around the county they completed over 140 hours of training in various fire service topics.

This course prepared graduates to operate as Interior Structural firefighters or in IDLH areas of the fire scene. Students participated in learning events covering firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE), self-contained breathing apparatus donning, doffing and use, SCBA air management and SCBA emergencies, basic firefighter survival techniques, modern fire control methods, building fire search and victim removal techniques, tactical ventilation techniques and basic power saw operation, forcible entry techniques, hose line advancement, vehicle and wildland firefighting theory, vehicle firefighting techniques, coordinated structure fire interior attack and transitional fire attack, and coordinated initial company operations.

Training for all our members doesn’t stop after this class , they will continue to train on the department level as well taking additional state classes mastering different skills & techniques.

Congratulations to all graduates.