Westborough – Westborough firefighters Mark E. Boyer and Nicholas P. Ostrander were among 24 graduates of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy who were honored Aug. 28. Deputy State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey and Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Director George D. Kramlinger announced the graduation of the 231st class of the academy’s 45-day Career Recruit Firefighting Training Program.
“This rigorous professional training provides our newest firefighters with the basic skills to perform their jobs effectively and safely,” Ostroskey said.
The Massachusetts Firefighting Academy (MFA), a division of the Department of Fire Services, offers this program, tuition-free. The ceremony took place at the Department of Fire Services in Stow.
The 24 graduates, all men, represent the 15 fire departments of Ashland, Bedford, Burlington, Devens, Easthampton, Lakeville, Melrose, Middleborough, North Attleboro, Northampton, Plainville, Westborough, Westfield, Weymouth and Woburn.