Meet Raleigh’s New Firefighters

On Wednesday night, December 5, twenty-seven new firefighters will join the ranks of the Raleigh Fire Department. Recruit Academy 43 will graduate in a ceremony at 7:00 p.m. at the Fletcher Opera Theater in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South Street.

The new firefighters have completed 32-weeks of classroom, practical and physical fitness training. Each of them will be certified by the State of North Carolina as a Firefighter Level II, Emergency Medical Technician, and Hazardous Materials Responder I.

See photos of the recruits in action.

Class of 2018

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Back row:

  • Jordan D. Lairson – Wendell, NC
  • Jordan T. Lamotta – Harrisburg, PA
  • William M. Stanfield, II – Benson, NC
  • Aaron M. Hicks – Apex, NC
  • Matthew T. Wacenske – Raleigh, NC
  • Corey S. Raven – Hope Mills, NC

Fourth row:

  • Anthony L. White – Bennettsville, SC
  • Damian R. Lynch – Rocky Mount, NC
  • Roy C. Hicks, V – Raleigh, NC
  • Travis J. Jackowski – Huntington, NY
  • Scott M. Clark – Wake Forest, NC

Third row:

  • Steven L. Cantin – Wendell, NC
  • Cameron J. McAuliff – Middlesex, NC
  • Jordan B. Capps – Kenly, NC
  • Patrick W. O’Dell – Jermyn, PA
  • Donnell F. Boyles – Columbia, SC
  • Phillix  Sterling – Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico

Second row:

  • Brandon G. Strickland – Raleigh, NC
  • A’Dren J. Hye – Fayetteville, NC
  • Jakob W. Snipes – Selma, NC
  • Jennifer L. Mastin – Daytona Beach, Fl
  • Charles I. Coleman – San Bernardino, CA

Front row:

  • Anna M. Capps – Middlesex, NC
  • Yada E. Beener – New York, NY
  • Latrel D. Fields – Henderson, NC
  • Moises  Cabasquini – New Britain, CT
  • Misty L. Bingham – Fort Mill, SC

Class Portrait

The recruits were photographed on the Boylan Street bridge on October 4. Click to enlarge:

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Family Connections

  • Cantin – Nephew of Anthony
  • Capps – Son of Eric
  • Jackowski – Nephew of Robert
  • Lairson – Son of K.C. Ray, Grandson of Stan, Great Grandson of Joe
  • Lamotta – Brother of Nick and Kelly
  • McAuliff – Son of Keith Wilder
  • Stanfield – Son of William

Other Fire Department Connections

  • Antioch FD – Snipes, volunteer
  • Benson FD – Stanfield, volunteer
  • Clarks Summit FD (PA) – O’Dell, volunteer
  • Davenport FD (FL) – Sterling, paid
  • Durham Highway FD – Strickland, volunteer
  • Kenly FD – Capps, volunteer
  • Knightdale FD – Bingham, volunteer
  • Middlesex FD – McAuliff, volunteer
  • Smithfield FD – Capps, paid
  • Spartanburg FD (SC) – Boyles, paid
  • Vance County FD – Fields, volunteer
  • Wendell FD – Sterling, paid
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