Brewster Firefighter/EMT Candidates Graduate from Barnstable County Fire Academy

On Sunday May 5th five Firefighter/EMT candidates sponsored by the Brewster Fire Department graduated from the Barnstable County Fire Academy after an intense 16 week Firefighter I/II training program encompassing both classroom and hands-on fire training. The academy curriculum included fire department skills such as the use of self contained breathing apparatus, engine company operations, ladder company operations, hazardous material response, rapid intervention procedures, firefighter survival techniques, ventilation practices, use of ropes and knots, fire safety education, basic fire dynamics, and live fire training. The students were instructed throughout the program by an expert group of County academy instructors hailing from a variety of Cape Cod fire departments.  In addition to the training and County certification received from attending the program the students have also been prepared and will be provided the opportunity to obtain State and National Firefighter I/II certification through the State Fire Academy in the next few months. The Brewster Fire Department would like to congratulate our group of firefighter candidates for the hard work and dedicated efforts they exhibited in attending and graduating from this demanding program.  We look forward to bringing a number of these certified firefighter/EMT’s into the department over the next several weeks as we initiate a strategy to fill a number of roster openings. The following individuals were sponsored by the Brewster Fire Department during the program.


  • Ryan Avery
  • James Clarke
  • Crystal DeSchenes
  • Jeremiah Nelson
  • Peter Von Steltzer