Today fifteen new firefighters were sworn in by Mayor Courtright. The hires come as a result of an AFG grant that was awarded to the city. These cadets will now go on to Harrisburg Area Community College where they will spend the next fourteen weeks being trained in the following ( Firefighter 1 and 2, EMT, Hazmat, Basic Vehicle Rescue and Emergency Vehicle Operator Course). Once they graduate they will join their fellow firefighters on shift to protect the City of Scranton and its residents. This class marks the first time that three second generation firefighters will attend HACC. ( Ryan Robeson, Robert Strong and Christopher Lucas)
(photos by Bill Boock)
Congratulations to Ryan Robeson, Eric Youshock, Eric Wells, Allen Krotzer, Kyle Savage, Donald Sklanka, Robert Strong, Richard Hallowich, Christopher Connor, Christopher Lucas, Edward Weidow, Caroline Moskwa, Justin Court, Michael Sawicki and Martin Fallon. Pictured with Mayor Bill Courtright and Chief Pat DeSarno
Pictured here are the fifteen new firefighters along side members of the Scranton Fire Department who will act as mentors to the cadets.
Administrative Captain John Judge explains what tasks are still to complete before the start of their academy class.