NAHANT — Chief Michael Feinberg is pleased to announce that Call Firefighter Matthew Videtta graduated from the Massachusetts Fire Academy’s Call/Volunteer program.
At the ceremony on Monday, Oct. 29, Videtta graduated alongside call and volunteer firefighters from throughout Massachusetts.
The Call/Volunteer academy program is a rigorous 240-hour course that is held twice per week as well as most weekends over a four-month period at the academy’s Springfield campus. Time is spent in the classroom and on the drill yard where students acquire the basic knowledge and skills for firefighting. All of the training concludes with live firefighting in the burn building. Participants graduated with their Firefighter I & II and Hazmat – Operations Level Responder certifications.
Videtta will now officially join the Nahant Fire Department as a call firefighter.
“Matthew did an excellent job navigating the challenging academy programs, and I’m looking forward to having him on board,” Chief Feinberg said. “I’m confident that he’ll transition seamlessly to supporting our department and will make an immediate contribution.”