The Atlantic County Fire Academy Summer/Fall 2015 Firefighter 1 graduation was held January 25, 2016, at the Anthony ‘Tony’ Canale Training Center in Egg Harbor Township with Director Michael J. Corbo and Atlantic County Firefighters Association 2nd Vice President Charles ‘Chic’ Kisby providing remarks for the graduates, wishing them well in their fire service careers and advising them to never stop training. Twenty-four students from Atlantic, Cape May, and Ocean Counties graduated, and in attendance to wish them well and congratulate them were friends, family, chief officers from their respective fire companies, and fellow firefighters. (Top, left): FF Arthur Williams of the Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company #1 of Egg Harbor Township and his family.  (Top, center): ACFA Director Michael J. Corbo with the graduates.  (Top, right): Retired Atlantic County Fire Marshal Harold ‘White’’ Swartz awards his grandson, Matthew Swartz his diploma and then pinned his badge onto his uniform. (Bottom, left): Deputy Chief Ferrier of the Tuckahoe Volunteer Fire Company of Upper Township in Cape May County along with some of his firefighters congratulate graduate William Wentz who scored a perfect 100 on his hazmat exam, and a 96 on his state exam.

– Fire News photos by Dennis C. Sharpe