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Yonkers Probationary Firefighters Show Off Skills

Mayor Mike Spano and Fire Commissioner Robert Sweeney speak to probationary firefighters before demonstration. Photo Credit: City of Yonkers
Probationary firefighter demonstrates rappelling technique. Photo Credit: City of Yonkers
Probationary firefighters extinguish a car fire during demonstration at the Westchester County Fire Training Center in Valhalla, N.Y. Photo Credit: City of Yonkers
A demonstration of the use of "Jaws Of Life" to free people trapped after a car accident. Photo Credit: City of Yonkers

YONKERS, N.Y. -- Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and Fire Commissioner Robert Sweeney visited the new class of probationary firefighters at the Westchester County Fire Training Center this week to watch their progress .

Spano and Sweeney dropped in on the new class of 50 probationary firefighters at the Westchester County Training Facility in Valhalla.

The new class of firefighters was sworn in by Spano in September and is currently undergoing an intensive training program as part of their participation in the Yonkers Fire Academy. The “Probies” demonstrated several firefighting tactics for the mayor and commissioner.

The firefighters are scheduled to graduate from the Fire Academy and join the Yonkers Fire Department in late December of this year.

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