Bourne firefighter graduates with 201st Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Class

Nichols S. Reis was on of twenty-four graduates Friday
The graduates of the 201st Massachusetts Firefighting Academy. MA Dept. of Fire Services photo.

On Friday State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan announced the graduation of the 201st class of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy.  A graduation ceremony was held on Friday to recognize the twenty-four male graduates of the rigorous 45-day program.

The twenty-four graduates represent six municipalities across the commonwealth: Attleboro, Bourne, Lynn, Methuen, Norwood and Taunton.

Locally, the Bourne Fire Department is represented by Nichols S. Reis.

The ceremony was held at the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services in Stow. The guest speaker at the graduation was Career Recruit Firefighter Training Coordinator Bruce Gauvin. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on