Shimmy M. has graduated the Haz-Mat fire-school, becoming the first Frum Jew in Ocean and Monmouth Counties to join the Haz-Mat team, TLS has learned. Shimmy, a 21 year old Lakewood resident who studies in Adelphia, became a firefighter in Adelphia several months ago, but continued in the fire-school to become a Haz-Mat team member.
Schooling for Haz-Mat is an additional one month course above the 6 month firefighter course.
In most Hazardous Material situations, Lakewood utilizes the Berkley Haz-Mat Team.
Shimmy says he has no current plans of joining the Lakewood Fire Department, as he spends his days in Adelphia.
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