Shrewsbury Man To Graduate From Firefighting Academy

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Firefighters from Shrewsbury, Holden and Westborough will be graduating from the state firefighting academy. Photo Credit: John Swinconeck (file)

STOW, Mass. — Several recruits from Central Massachusetts will graduate from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy during a ceremony Dec. 21. Among the 69 recruits are David A. Grasso of Westborough, Derek G. Hirons of Holden and Sean M. Simpson of Shrewsbury.

State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan and Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Director Edmund M. Walker will present certificates of completion to members of the Recruit Firefighter Training Class No. 197.

The guest speaker will be Worcester Firefighter David Ryan, who responded to the Dec. 8, 2011, fire that took the life of firefighter Jon Davies Sr.

The ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. at the Department of Fire Services, 1 State Road, Stow.

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