Ludlow — Chief Ryan Pease is pleased to announce today Ludlow Firefighter John Luc Lavoy, who graduated from the Massachusetts Fire Academy.
Firefighter Lavoie was one of 28 firefighters in 17 departments to graduate from the Academy’s Career Recruit Fire Training Program class #S30 on January 13.
Firefighter Lavoie is from Ludlow. He was appointed to the Ludlow Fire Department on July 11, 2022.
“On behalf of the Ludlow Fire Department, I would like to extend my heartiest congratulations to the Lavois firefighters who completed this demanding course,” said Pease. “We are proud to have him serve our department and the residents of Ludlow. We wish him a long and successful career as a firefighter.”
The 50-day program provides basic firefighter preparation, including search and rescue, ladder operations, water supply, pump operations, fire attacks, life safety lessons, and non-fire and hazardous materials operations. Firefighter Lavoie is currently certified for Firefighter I and II levels and Hazardous Materials Operations.
“First responders are on the front lines of protecting communities, and these modern firefighters are needed now more than ever,” said Ostroski State Fire Chief. “The rigorous professional training they receive equips them with the physical, mental and technical skills to perform their jobs effectively and safely.”
The other 28 alumni are Agawam, Amherst, Belchertown, Chelsea, Chicopee, Dudley, Holyoke, Natick, North Adams, Northampton, Northbridge, Pittsfield, Southbridge, Turners Falls, Westfield and Westminster Fire Department. represents the
Massachusetts Fire Academy:
At the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy, firefighter recruits learn a wide range of skills in an intensive 10-week program. Certified and experienced firefighters lead classroom instruction, physical training, firefighter skills training, and firefighting drills. Students receive training in public fire education, hazardous materials incident mitigation, flammable liquids, stress management, confined space rescue techniques, and rappelling. Upon successful completion of the recruitment program, all students meet the National Fire Protection Association 1001 national standard.