42nd Wilmington Fire Academy Graduates 20 New City Firefighters

The City of Wilmington held the 42nd Fire Academy graduation ceremony at Salesianum School March 27th. The ceremony also included the graduation of probationary firefighters from nearby Chester (Pa.), which first participated in a joint graduation ceremony with Wilmington in July 2021.

To become city firefighters, the recruits had to complete a 15-week training academy commanded by Battalion Chief Robert Pryor. This included work in the classroom, on drill grounds, and out on the street. The 20 firefighters were among the 226 applicants who began the process last July to become firefighters. The new graduates bring the Fire Department up to 156 firefighters.

The new Wilmington firefighters are Robert Alscher, Donovan Alston, Matthew Ambrosio, Sean Castagna, Jacob Cawthray, Matthew Chiodo, Luis Collazo, Luis Cotto, Dylan Cronin, Malik Golson, Dean Lambropoulos, Cameron Lucas, Keisha Moore-Davis, Jamal Pierce, Kurt Sarac, Antonio Scott, Gary Smith, William Spear II, Andre Wicker, Michael Wiktorowicz Jr.


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