PHOTO: Lakewood Fire Department members complete Incident Response Training at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

lfdThe Board of Fire Commissioners of the Lakewood Fire District, along with Lakewood Fire Chief of Department Mike D’Elia, today congratulated the members of the Lakewood Fire Department who recently completed Incident Response Training at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

This very intense, week-long course, sponsored and funded by the Department of Homeland Security. It is designed specifically for the many and varied incidents encountered by First Responders. Training included classroom presentations, case studies, field laboratories as well as practical exercises.

“These dedicated members of the Lakewood Fire Department took time away from their jobs and their families to attend this valuable and informative training,” the Board of Fire Commissioners said. “The knowledge they acquired will be disseminated to benefit the entire Fire Department and ultimately, positively impact the safety of the Township of Lakewood community.”

Responders from several Public Safety Agencies throughout the United States also attended and included: Fire and Police Departments from the States of California, Chicago, Colorado, Tennessee, Texas, etc. as well as representatives from the NYPD, FDNY, N.J. State Police, U.S. Border Patrol and U.S. Secret Service.

Lakewood Fire Department members pictured left to right: Captain Mark Rios, 1st Lieutenant Mike Gomez, Captain Joe Sandstrom, 2nd Assistant Chief Steve Mulholland, Captain Cameron McNeal, and Captain Jason Wallace.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Since people really don’t understand the commitment that it takes to leave your family and work for a week, I want to personally say THANK-YOU for your professionalism and dedication. Expanding your knowledge and training to keep people safe should never go un-noticed. Thank you to these fine members of the Lakewood Volunteer Fire Department and their familys.

  2. Wow what a amazing job by these selfless memeber of the lakewood fire dept to travel away from the family and comfort for a week of training to better the safety of Lakewood.

    Hope you never find the need to use the training you received.

    Thank You
    David Mizrahi

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