Camden firefighter graduates from the Maine State Fire Academy

Jun 11, 2018
Back row, left to right: Daniel Popp (Jay Fire Dept.), Nate Sessions (Harrison Fire Dept.), Hannah Guilford (Saco Valley Fire Association), Greg Griffin (Augusta Fire Rescue) and Joseph Niemi (Norway Fire Dept.) Front row, left to right: Dustin Maxie (East Machias Fire Dept.), Eric Gould (Norway Fire Dept.), Kyle Kennedy (Cape Elizabeth Fire Dept.), Colin Mannon (Buckfield Fire Dept.), Christopher Arsenault (Rumford Fire Dept.) and Gabe Whitehead (Camden Fire Dept.)

Brunswick — Camden Firefighter Gabriel Whitehead joined 11 other Maine firefighters in graduating from the Maine Fire Service Institute’s Maine State Fire Academy, in Brunswick, on Sunday, June 10, after completing the academy’s intensive training program.

Firefighters who completed the 10-day program will receive Firefighter I and Firefighter II certifications in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association. The Maine Fire Service Institute is a department of Southern Maine Community College.

The Maine State Fire Academy provides training in areas that include fire suppression, vehicle rescue, fire behavior, hazmat operations, search and rescue, survival skills and ropes and knots.


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