47 Graduate from Putnam Firefighter Training

MaryEllen Odell

Putnam County Executive

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August 5, 2014


47 Graduate from Putnam Firefighter Training


Graduation ceremonies were held on Thursday, July 26 at the Training and Operations (TOPS) Center in Carmel as 46 young men and women in three classes completed 87 hours of an initial entry program for firefighting personnel. County Executive MaryEllen Odell was present at the 7 p.m. ceremony to congratulate the students on their having attained the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to be a firefighter.


“Congratulations to each and every one of you,” said Odell. “You have worked hard and long and have undergone an amazing training regimen. Putnam is fortunate to have a great number of quality firefighters and you graduates are now part of that equation. You are the future for Putnam and we couldn’t be more proud of all of you.”


“The volunteer fire service continues to add to its ranks with the graduation of an additional 47 interior firefighters representing the 13 departments in the county,” said Bureau of Emergency Services Commissioner Adam Stiebeling. “Today’s Fire Service requires continuous training; the graduates have only begun their careers in the Putnam County Fire and Emergency Services.”


Among the more than a dozen courses these graduates mastered were classes in firefighter safety, fire behavior, building searches, as well as use of personal protective equipment, self-contained breathing apparatus, fire extinguishers, and ground ladders. 


The newest class of firefighter graduates included Christopher Harrigan, John Goodrow, Jr., Jason Thomas, Frank Gangichiodo, Andrew Goodrow, Ron Atzmon, Evean Challahan, Thomas McMurray, Michael McMahon, Gregory Ermann, Candice Telesco, Joseph Sandowski, Bryan Pratt, Michael Bradshaw, Craig, Machado, James Cook, Liam Mullins, Ryan Forster, Brandy Telesco, Roy Forster, Dave Anderson III, Tyler Jones, Thomas Fejes, Guy Gentile, Angelo Anzano, Lauren Andrews, James Hayes, Lindsay McGinty, Amjed Annabi, John Ferlauto, Lee Erickson, Daniel Fanous, Andrew Villalobos, Luis Montalvo II, Sean Hickey, Michael Bentkowski, Rvairi Gribbon, Asad Ba-Yunus, Andrew Baker, Daniel Goldsmith, Brian Ward, Tahir FatholRazak, Caitlin McKenna, Andrew McMurray, Abraham Genuth, Brandon Costello and Eamon Shanahan.


Photo caption: Putnam’s newest firefighters gathered on stage at the Bureau of Emergency Services on July 31 as County Executive MaryEllen Odell offered the young graduates her congratulations.