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Two Salem Firefighters Graduate From Academy

Salem firefighters Keith Brennan and Don Cardoza recently graduated from the State Firefighting Academy in Stow.

Don Cordoza, Keith Brennan and Dan Blanchette are sworn in by Mayor Kimberley Driscoll at City Hall on Dec. 5, 2013. Patch file photo.
Don Cordoza, Keith Brennan and Dan Blanchette are sworn in by Mayor Kimberley Driscoll at City Hall on Dec. 5, 2013. Patch file photo.

State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan and Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Director Shawn P. Murray announced the graduation of the 211th class of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s forty-five-day Career Recruit Firefighting Training Program on May 2, 2014.

“This rigorous professional training provides our newest firefighters with the basic skills to perform their jobs effectively and safely,” Coan said in a release. The Massachusetts Firefighting Academy (MFA), a division of the Department of Fire Services, offers this program, tuition-free. 

The 22 graduates, all men, represent 12 fire departments. 

Salem’s graduates are Keith Brennan assigned to Division 1, Station 1 and Don Cardoza assigned to Division 3 Station 1.

The ceremony took place at the Department of Fire Services in Stow, MA.

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