SCARSDALE, N.Y. Michael Decker, Jason Abrahamsen and Brian Becker were sworn in as Scarsdale probationary firefighters Wednesday at Village Hall by Village Clerk Donna Conkling.
The three will begin a 17-week training program Monday, April 2, at the Westchester County Career Fire Academy at the Department of Emergency Services, and will return to the Scarsdale Fire Department as nationally certified Level II firefighters in late July, Scarsdale Fire Chief Thomas Cain said in a news release.
Decker and Becker were volunteer firefighters in Purchase and Mamaroneck, respectively, before coming to Scarsdale, and Abrahamsen worked as an insurance claims analyst. Becker is a former Marine who served two tours in Iraq. Retired Scarsdale firefighter John Daly, also a former Marine, attended the ceremony as a show of Marine support. Several on-duty Scarsdale firefighters attended as well.
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