Foley Completes Probationary Firefighter Year

Fire Department

Martinsville Firefighter Jonathon Foley successfully completed his year as a probationary firefighter on April 20, progressing on to first class firefighter status.

According to Fire Chief Terry Anderson, during his probationary year Foley had to demonstrate skills in firefighting operations, including fire attack, ground ladders, search and rescue and wildland fires. In addition, he had to demonstrate rescue skills with motor vehicle accidents (including knowledge and operation of extrication tools), rope rescue and emergency medical services including as an EMT-Basic performing emergency medical care in a multitude of situations.

“Apparatus skills, including tool placement, usage, maintenance and skills involved with our shift operations involving housekeeping, training and maintenance also are required.

“During our firefighters’ probationary year – including Jonathon’s – a broad range of firefighting and related skills are learned, practiced repeatedly and polished so that when their year is completed, they are well- trained and very comfortable in dealing with the firefighting scenarios we may encounter,” Anderson said. “Jonathon Foley joins a skillful team of fire professionals and we are proud to have him on board as our newest first class firefighter.”

Foley is married with two children.

For questions or interview requests, contact Chief Anderson or Firefighter Foley at 765-342-2343.