Twenty-four students complete basic exterior firefighting course
A fall Basic Exterior Firefighter Operations (BEFO) program was held at the Genesee County Fire Training Center. The 79-hour program began in August and concluded on Nov. 6. Twenty-four students completed the 79-hour program from nine county departments and three neighboring departments.
The BEFO program is an entry-level program for the volunteer fire service designed to prepare students to respond to emergencies as exterior firefighters.
Students are instructed in fire extinguishers, building construction, forcible entry, ladder deployment, incident command, drafting operations, and hazardous materials operations level. In addition, students are trained in ropes and knots, and first aid/CPR.
The Genesee County participants were:
Town of Batavia -- Thomas Marlowe
Bergen -- Brandon Cunningham
Bethany -- Rick J. Klunder III and Jose E. Torres
Corfu -- Jayden D. Eck, Casey L. Felski, Ethan J. Librock, Dylan L. Lang, Megan G. Stiler, Elizabeth S. Tebor
East Pembroke -- Samantha M. Cavalieri
Elba -- Mark E. Anuo
Le Roy -- William M. Crandall, Adam G. Hamel and Chelsea M. Pierce
Oakfield -- Garrett M. Gibson and Noah R. Toal
Stafford -- Megan E. Burton and Kenneth V. Collins
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