Nearly 130 Volunteers Graduate from Westchester Fire Training Program

Firefighters represent departments from throughout Westchester County.

Nearly 130 volunteer firefighters from Westchester County walked the stage Thursday during a graduation ceremony at the Robert J. Schnibbe Jr . Support Services Building in Valhalla.

Firefighters from more than 41 departments from Pelham Manor up to North Salem participated in the ceremony, which marked their successful completion of the 95-hour Firefighter I course.

Congratulation speeches were given by county Executive Robert Astorino and county Department of Emergency Services Commissioner John Cullen.

“Most firefighters, once they complete their Firefighter I training, can go on to become interior firefighters now,” said Luci Labriola-Cuffe, training technician for the county Department of Emergency Services. “They still have one more piece of training they have to do in the firehouse, but after that you’re ready to become an interior firefighter.”

The Firefighter I course included training dealing with fire suppression, fire behavior, forcible entry, weapons of mass instruction and hazardous materials.

Astorino commended the graduates for putting in more than 100 hours of training while attending school or working another job.

“I grew up in Westchester, born and raised, and so I’m proud to say that my entire life, I’ve had volunteer firefighters protecting me,” Astorino said. “Whether I was little boy in Thornwood, or whether today, the father of three little kids in Hawthorne. So thank you to my communities for doing what’s needed for us and to all of you surrounding Westchester.”

Graduate Reynaldo Sanchez, of Port Chester, said the ceremony was rewarding after putting in so many hours during the training.

“I tried to keep my confidence high, I tried to stay straightforward and it kept me through it,”  Sanchez said.

Below is a list of graduates from Thursday’s ceremony.

Class 11-121
Thomas Farrell, Bedford FD
Anthony Ballard Jr., Croton Falls FD
Danny Barbone, Dobbs Ferry FD
Steven Nagor, Dobbs Ferry FD
Luis Rodriguez, Dobbs Ferry FD
Joseph Galarza, Mamaroneck Town FD
Michael Marino, Mamaroneck Village FD
Shawn Jacobaccio, North White Plains FD
Scott Kress, Ossining FD
Vinicio Loja, Ossining FD
Thomas McCaffrey, Peekskill FD
Daniel Cultice, Pleasantville FD
Eric Snyder, Port Chester FD
Ana Luisa Crivirot, Scarsdale FD
Brian Roemer, Tarrytown FD
Kyle McCarrick, Thornwood FD
Gabriel Hayes III, Verplanck FD

Class 12-09
David Druyan, Ardsley FD
Keith Holloway, Ardsley FD
Daniel Oshea, Ardsley FD
Pasquale Piscitelli, Ardsley FD
Josh Condon, Armonk FD
Philip Khairi, Chappaqua FD
Travis Laird, Elmsford FD
Malcolm Sanborn-Aum, Hastings FD
Kevin Shemonoski, Hastings FD
Steven Creedon, Mamaroneck Village FD
Michael Ingham, Mamaroneck Village FD
Alex Duffy, Mount Kisco FD
Tyler Gallery, Ossining FD
Michael D’Amico, Pelham Manor FD
Griffen Klein, Pleasantville FD
Gabriel Beltre Jr, Port Chester FD  
Brendon Hall, Port Chester FD
Michael Meagher, Port Chester FD
Carlos Barros, Sleepy Hollow FD
John Cabezas, Sleepy Hollow FD
Steven Creedon, South Salem FD
Peter Hadlock, South Salem FD
John Harvey, West Harrison FD

Class 12-17
Andrew Heath, Bedford FD
Davin Heidgerd, Bedford Hills FD
Michael Ozaruk, Croton FD
Jonathan Scutari, Croton FD
Joseph Tolve, Harrison FD
Kate Hallex, Katonah FD
Charles Lawrence, Katonah FD
Joseph Lombardo, Katonah FD
Winton Smith, Ossining FD
James Sandoval, Peekskill FD
Stephen Taylor, Pleasantville FD
Jack Foley, Somers FD
Peter Johnson, Somers FD
Lorenzo Rossi, Somers FD
Wilmer Cervates, Vista FD
Karen Lilly, Vista FD

Class 12-19
Jacob Schiappacasse, Ardsley FD
Thomas Costabile, Banksville FD
John Fitzsimons, Croton Falls FD
Nelson Castillo, Fairview FD
Alan Orruel, Fairview FD
Carlos Carrillo, Harrison FD
Zachary Lucien, Harrison FD
Jay Aluisio, Hastings FD
Gregory Davis, Mamaroneck Town FD
David Zenkel, Mamaroneck Town FD
Craig Casterella Jr., Mamaroneck Village FD
Joseph Spadaro, Mamaroneck Village FD
Scott Drexler, Millwood FD
Ryan Piazza, Mohegan Lake FD
Belford Rivera, Ossining FD
Michael Kellner, Peekskill FD
Domingo Rodriguez, Peekskill FD
Nicholas Caballero, Port Chester FD
Ambrogio Castellana, Port Chester FD
Andrew Sposta, Port Chester FD
Andrew Fish, Scarsdale FD
David Orr, Somers FD

Class 12-54
Steven Barker, Banksville FD
Anthony Spadaro, Mamaroneck Village FD
Jorge Carranza, Port Chester FD
Augustine Diaz, Port Chester FD
Germain Garcia, Port Chester FD
Esteban Hernandez, Port Chester FD
Ivan Mazariegos Port Chester FD
Andrew Mutz, Port Chester FD
Mark Pacheco, Port Chester FD
Estuardo Perez, Port Chester FD
Joel Santos, Port Chester FD
Sam Sciavillo, Port Chester FD
Alex Greczylo, Somers FD

Class 12-55
Michael Gagliardi, III, Armonk FD
Ryan Power, Armonk FD
Adam Alleva, Briarcliff Manor FD
Matt Cronin, Briarcliff Manor FD
Brian Lloyd, Dobbs Ferry FD
Brandes Innes, Mohegan Lake FD
Brendan Ford, Mount Kisco FD
Omar Herrera, Mount Kisco FD
Quentin Stanford, Mount Kisco FD
Zaneta Thompson, Montrose FD
Luis Guzman, Ossining FD
Daniel Hall, Ossining FD
Ryan Thompson, Ossining FD
Tommy Bibliowicz, Purchase FD
Nicholas Maenza, Somers FD
Dylan Mechanic, Somers FD
Craig Schriro, Somers FD

Class 12-56
Alan Dillon, Bedford FD
Austin Rivera, Brunswick FD (Renesslear County)
James Czuy, Continental Village FD
Damoy Green, Elmsford FD
Malachi Marshall, Fairview FD
Jason Roif, Hastings FD
Chris Prendergast, Larchmont FD
George Sheehan, Larchmont FD
Steve Cesareo, Mamaroneck Town FD
Ashley Rodriguez, Mamaroneck Town FD
Andrew Forrester, Metro North FD
Anthony Gaudio, Metro North FD
Brendan Kane, Metro North FD
Matthew Muccioli, Mount Kisco FD
Robert Longo, Port Chester FD
Reynaldo Sanchez, Port Chester FD
Kyle Wagman, Rye FD
Mike Goldberg, Somers FD
Michelle Sheehan, Somers FD
Thomas Corveddu, Tarrytown FD


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