Firefighter Recruits Graduate Academy

Pictured from left to right: Ex-Chief Rodney Youmans, Recruit Yaakov Berezin, Recruit Dimitri Santos, Recruit Delmi Pleites-Sola, Recruit Yehoshua Egert, and 1st Assistant Chief Steven Mulholland

  LAKEWOOD – Congratulations to the group of fire recruits that recently graduated from the Toms River Fire Academy. The Lakewood Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners and Lakewood Fire Chiefs recognized these individuals for their achievement.

  Firefighter recruits Yaakov Berezin, Dimitri Santos, Delmi Pleites-Sola, and Yehoshua Egert graduated from the academy after completing Firefighter 1 and Firefighter 2 training.

  Firefighter 1 and 2 training is the first level of the firefighter program. Recruits are introduced to the basics in this intense 240-hour course by studying classroom theory and practicing skill oriented “hands on” drill sessions. Recruits are evaluated with written and practical exams.  

  The Lakewood Fire District is still looking for individuals to serve the community as firefighters.

  “Firefighting requires courage, dedication and a willingness to learn new skills and face new challenges. As a probationary Firefighter, you will receive fire academy as well as ongoing training, equipment, uniforms and a pager at no personal expense,” stated the fire district.

  If you wish to join, contact the Lakewood Fire District at 732-364-5151 for more information or visit and follow the “Join the Lakewood Fire Department” link.