Two Westborough firefighters graduate from academy

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Two Westborough firefighters graduate from academy
Newly graduated firefighters Darab Fadavi, right, and Stephen Walsh, left, successfully completed the 10-week Career Recruit Firefighting Training at the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy on March 29. (photo/Courtesy Westborough Fire Department)

WESTBOROUGH – Chief Patrick Purcell has announced that two Westborough firefighters graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s 50-day Career Recruit Firefighting Training Program.

Firefighters Stephen Walsh and Darab Fadavi were among the 34 graduates from 20 departments who successfully completed the academy’s training program class 319 on Friday, March 29.

“We welcome firefighters Walsh and Fadavi to our ranks today,” said Purcell. “We are excited to have them aboard and look forward to watching their careers grow within the Westborough Fire Department.”

At the academy, the newest graduates completed a rigorous 10-week course that comprehensively covers all aspects of modern firefighting. Under the guidance of experienced instructors, they have gained in-depth knowledge of fire science, effective suppression tactics, and crucial skills such as public fire education, handling hazardous materials and stress management. The program included classroom learning, physical fitness, hands-on skill development and live firefighting exercises.

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