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21 recruits graduate from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy


CALLED IN AND BROUGHT THE THREE MEN SAFELY TO SHORE. BARRY: A PROUD DAY FOR 21 WESTERN AND CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS FIREFIGHTERS AND THEIR FAMILIES BAGPIPER 3 SECONDS SOUND UP IT WAS GRADUATION DAY FROM THE MASSACHUSETTS FIRE FIGHTING ACADEMY. MANY OF TODAY’S GRADUATES WILL SERVE ON THE FIRE DEPARTMENTS OF SPRINGFIELD, HOLYOKE, AGAWAM, NORTHAMPTON AND WESTFIELD.. THEIR GUEST SPEAKER, CHICOPEE FIREFIGHTER ZACHARY GATES, WAS A GRADUATE HIMSELF LAST YEAR. IN HIS FIRST YEAR AS A FIREFIGHTER, HE RESCUED A WOMAN FROM A BURNING HOME THIS PAST MAY… ZACHARY THESE SCENARIOS CAN HAPPEN FROM YOUR FIRST DAY ON THE JOB UP UNTIL YOUR LAST, SO YOU’VE GOT TO BE PREPARED, BE TRAINED, BE READY.. BARRY: THE 18 MEN AND THREE WOMEN UNDERWENT FIFTY DAYS OF RIGOROUS TRAINING AT

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