The Kevin Apuzzio Foundation held its first annual training day for firefighters at the Middlesex Country Fire Academy on December 9, 2018. The foundation’s mission is to provide low cost, high quality training for first responders in addition to community outreach and scholarships. The first training day included instruction from Former Chief/Commissioner of the Buffalo FD, Mike Lombardo who discussed actual LODD situations to help students learn how to identify, interpret, and rectify Red Flags that are encountered every day on the fire grounds. In addition to Former Chief/Commissioner Lombardo, Lt. Shawn Donovan of the Boston FD presented his class Laddering with a Purpose. Lt. Donovan discussed the lost art of ladder work with emphasis on laddering tactics, safe and effective use of ladders, and ways to become more comfortable on ladders. Both instructors we not only informative, but engaging and enjoyable to listen to with their lessons helping those in attendance become safer and more effective fire fighters. Kevin was dedicated to emergency services from the age of 16 and the foundation will continue to honor him by giving back to the emergency services community that he loved.
Thank you to Mike Lombardo and Shawn Donovan for teaching today, all of our sponsors for making this possible, and everyone that has attended.
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