Southborough native graduates from Firefighting Academy

Graduate Jason Neal (center) with Lieutenant Christian Dano, Neal’s mother Beverly, wife Nikki, and Fire Chief John Mauro.

Southborough Firefighter and EMT Jason Neal graduated last week from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy. The ceremony took place at Assabet.

Neal grew up in Southborough and continues to live in town with his wife Nikki. He was first appointed to the Southborough Fire Department in January 2007 as an on-call firefighter, and was hired full time in August 2007.

At the Firefighting Academy, Neal received classroom training in all basic firefighter skills, as well as hands-on practice in controlled fire conditions. “This rigorous professional training provides our newest firefighters with the basic skills to perform their jobs effectively and safely,” Academy Director Edmund M. Walker said.

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