23 graduates complete Fire Protection Specialist Academy Class

Photo courtesy of Jeff Burkhart

The State Preparedness Training Center in Oriskany is set to have some new hands on deck following a graduation ceremony from a training program with the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Office of Fire Prevention and Control.

Posted: Mar 23, 2018 4:57 PM
Updated: Mar 23, 2018 5:04 PM

The State Preparedness Training Center in Oriskany is set to have some new hands on deck following a graduation ceremony from a training program with the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Office of Fire Prevention and Control.

Twenty-three people graduated Wednesday from the Fire Protection Specialist Academy Class, a 14-week training program that focused on topics related to fire protection, prevention and safety. Many of the graduates will support the state’s new Swiftwater and Flood Rescue training venue at the State Preparedness Training Center in Oriskany.

“I commend these [23] new Fire Protection Specialists who come from across the State and bring with them a myriad of skills, backgrounds and experiences,” said State Fire Administrator Francis Nerney in a news release. “Those skills and experiences, coupled with their 14 weeks of training, have prepared them well to join the ranks of the Office of Fire Prevention and Control.”

The graduates will continue advanced training in areas such as codes enforcement, peace officer training, technical rescue and more.

The full list of graduates includes:

- Seth Armstrong, Inspections & Investigation Branch (Poughkeepsie)
- Frank Balys, Special Operations Branch (SPTC))
- John Bord III, Special Operations Branch (SPTC)
- Garrett Dean, Special Operations Branch (SPTC)
- Ronald Dittmar, Special Operations Branch (SPTC)
- David Dye, Special Operations Branch (SPTC)
- Benjamin Ecker, Special Operations Branch (SPTC)
- Andrew Fischer, Inspections & Investigation Branch (Buffalo)
- Erik Hines, Inspections & Investigation Branch (Binghamton)
- Mark Hoy, Inspections & Investigation Branch (Potsdam)
- Robert Johnson, Fire Operations & Training Branch (Montour Falls)
- Ben Lattanzio, Special Operations Branch (SPTC)
- John Makin, Special Operations Branch (SPTC)
- Matthew Martin, Special Operations Branch (SPTC)
- George Massarotti, Special Operations Branch (SPTC)
- Samuel Maxsween, Special Operations Branch (SPTC)
- Patrick McNeil, Special Operations Branch (SPTC)
- Jeffery Mondo, Special Operations Branch (SPTC)
- Albert Moxham, Special Operations Branch (SPTC)
- Jason Murray, Inspections & Investigation Branch (Oneonta)
- Kyle Rudolphsen, Special Operations Branch (Albany)
- Nicholas Ruffle, Special Operations Branch (SPTC)
- Corey Zydanowicz, Fire Operations & Training Branch (Montour Falls)

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