Four newly-hired recruits have graduated the fire academy and will now begin working as probationary firefighters with the City of Newburgh Fire Department.
Adrian Adorno, Evan DeGraw, Robert Morris, and Andrew Stambaugh will now join the ranks of the city’s professional firefighters. Newburgh City Manager Todd Venning made the announcement during last night’s City Council meeting.
Venning congratulated the four men on their successful completion of the Westchester Career Chiefs’ Association Career Fire Academy, which they graduated from on January 18, 2023. Venning, the City Council, and the spectators in attendance all gave the four new firefighters a round of applause.
“This premier 20-week recruitment firefighter program prepared the firefighters for the numerous duties they will be expected to perform during their careers,” Venning stated. “Career firefighters in New York State must successfully complete a certified basic training program within 18 months of initial appointment. The probationary firefighters are now in local training with in-service companies to ready them for rotation into their assignments.”
The newly-hired recruits started the academy in September of 2022.
The Westchester County Department of Emergency Services added, “No matter their stage in life, may these gentlemen forever be called by one of the most honorable titles we may bestow: firefighter.”