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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Firefighter Award

Chief Putney and Scott Seib
On May 16, Scott Seib, one of BNIA’s newest firefighter recruits, was recognized for his dedication in the New York State Fire Academy Recruit Training Program with the “Basic Training Firefighter Professionalism Award.” Scott had been nominated by his peers and instructors for his perseverance and professionalism. The 2013 Recruit Firefighting Basic Training class was held for 11-weeks and consisted of 27 individuals.

During the training program, recruits stayed at the simulated fire house training academy, which is located in Montour Falls, New York. This military-style training program involves Fire Prevention and Codes, Self Contained Breathing Apparatus Confidence, Rescue Technician-Basic, and Accident Victim Extrication. Recruits earned their Recruit Fire Training certificate, along with 15 state fire training course certificates, such as Confined Space Awareness and Safety.

Chief Bill Major stated, “This award of distinction represents Scott’s ability to maintain an impressive level of self-awareness and professionalism within a physically and mentally grueling setting. Not only did Scott reaffirm his abilities for himself, but he left a long-lasting impression among his highly competitive peers.” Scott has one more class to complete before he begins his duties at the BNIA, including fire protection, assisting with hazmat, terminal duties, emergency medical services, public relations, and maintaining his training.

Congratulations Scott , nice work!