Colts Neck Firefighters Graduate Monmouth Fire Academy
The Monmouth County Fire Academy graduated 75 on May 22 and 24.
Colts Neck has two more on the front lines, after the Monmouth County Fire Academy graduation on May 22 and 24.
Graduates worked 188 hours over 30 sessions and received training in rescue, fire extinguishment, hazardous materials response, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, electrical safety, and care of hoses, ladders and other equipment, according to a county news release.
“Tonight, you become members of one of American’s greatest creations – organized firefighting,” Freeholder Director John P. Curley said in his address to Class 94. “Modern-day firefighting is much different. Not only is your equipment updated, but you are required to do so much more. You don’t just fight fires. You will be required to respond to all sort sof emergencies, like first aid calls, traffic accidents, hazardous materials spills and, yes, even terrorist acts.
“Do not be daunted by these expectations,” Curley said. “You have just completed four months ofdifficult work to get ready for these challenges. What enhances fire safety is trained firefighters. Andyou received the best training available from the instructors at this academy.”