North Reading Fire Department Welcomes Three New Recruits

NORTH READING – Chief Don Stats announces that three new recruits have joined the North Reading Fire Department and have begun training.

Firefighters Carisma Michel, Jason Tannian, and Liam Tannian were sworn in during a ceremony on Tuesday, May 30. Jason and Liam Tannian are the sons of Firefighter Michael Tannian.

From left, Firefighter Carisma Michel, Chief Don Stats, Firefighter Jason Tannian, and Firefighter Liam Tannian. (Photo Courtesy North Reading Fire Department)

The recruits will begin training at the station immediately, where they will learn all facets of the Department’s operations. All three are scheduled to attend the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy in Stow beginning in September.

While at the Academy they will undergo an intensive program directed by certified, more experienced firefighters. Instruction includes physical fitness, firefighter skills, and practice in real-life scenarios. Students will be trained in public fire education, hazardous material incident mitigation, flammable liquids, stress management, confined space rescue techniques and rappelling.

“We welcome Carisma, Jason, and Liam to the North Reading Fire Department, and look forward to them being significant contributors to the Department and community,” Chief Stats said.

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