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Posted on: July 22, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Forty-Five Volunteer Firefighters Graduate

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Conshohocken, PA (July 21, 2021) – Forty-five (45) volunteer firefighters from Montgomery County Fire Academy Class 2101 will celebrate the completion of the Pennsylvania Entry Level Firefighter Training program with a virtual graduation ceremony on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 7:00 PM.

These men and women will protect their communities as firefighters in 30 volunteer and combination fire companies in Montgomery, Chester, and Delaware Counties. Their perseverance in working towards and achieving national Fire Fighter I certification during the COVID-19 pandemic is a testament to the dedication and resolve of these local emergency services professionals.

Thomas J. Garrity, Director of the Montgomery County Fire Academy, will offer the welcoming remarks and Derrick J.V. Sawyer, Chief of the Upper Darby Township Fire Department and former Fire Commissioner for the City of Philadelphia, will be the virtual Commencement Speaker.

Firefighter Eric Brown of the Broomall Fire Company and Firefighter Andrew Storti of the Fairmount Engine Co. No. 2 (Norristown Fire Department) will both receive an award for the highest grade in Interior Firefighter.

Media Contact: Thomas J. Garrity, tgarrity@montcopa.org

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