STOW, Mass. (AP) - More than a dozen Massachusetts towns are getting new volunteer and call firefighters.
A ceremony for the latest group of firefighters to graduate from the state training program is scheduled for Wednesday night at the Department of Fire Services headquarters in Stow.
State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey and state Firefighting Academy Director David Evans will present certificates of completion to the graduates.
The training program delivers a standard recruit training curriculum that meets national standards on nights and weekends to accommodate the schedule of firefighters in rural areas.
The graduates represent 16 fire departments in Auburn, Brookfield, Charlton, East Brookfield, Leicester, Lunenburg, Millbury, Monson, Northbridge, Oxford, Paxton, Spencer, Templeton, Uxbridge, Warren, and Webster.