The Utica Fire Academy graduated 19 cadets from 12 different fire departments across the state at a ceremony at MVCC Wednesday.

Speaking at the event, Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi said having enrollment from all over the State in Utica's Fire Academy is a shining example, and Utica Fire Chief Russ Brooks said the Academy is a model for the state that nobody else has been able to duplicate.

The ceremony also included local cadets from Ilion, Rome and Old Forge fire departments.

The full list of graduates:

  • Phillip DiPompei - Albany Airport FD
  • Matthew Dolly - Amsterdam FD
  • Michael Welch - Amsterdam FD
  • Ronald Arrigo - Beacon FD
  • Samuel Revere Bridgewater FD
  • Paul Callahan - Glens Falls FD
  • Joel Guthrie - Hornell FD
  • Robert Paddock Jr. - Ilion FD
  • Hanson Schmid - Old Forge FD
  • Alexander Brement - Rome FD
  • Carmen Guiliano - Rome FD
  • Kevin Mehan - Saratoga Springs FD
  • Christopher Stewart - Saratoga Springs FD
  • Courtney Breslin - Schenectady FD
  • Craig DeStefano - Schenectady FD
  • Douglas Hexel - Schenectady FD
  • Christopher McCabe - Schenectady FD
  • Jared Zitwer - Schenectady FD
  • Patrick Ryan - Speigletown FD