I was honored to be invited and attend the graduation of the Summer and Fall 2019 Atlantic County Firefighters' Training classes on Monday (1/27/2020). The work is grueling, the training difficult, and the job is dangerous. The graduates, who come to Atlantic County for their training from all around southern New Jersey, are a reflection of our community. Although most were young men, there were three young women in the classes, and I sat next to a woman from Williamstown whose husband decided to enroll in the program while she was away at a nurses' conference. He's 55 years old!
All in all, it was the kind of event that makes serving as Freeholder a rewarding experience.
Thank you to the graduates and their trainers, and all the first responders in Atlantic County and southern New Jersey