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FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Fire Department swore in a half dozen new firefighters today, March 1.

All six will be “assigned to the Training division for a 2-week basic training, said Framingham Fire Chief Michael Dutcher.

“After that, they will be assigned to a company with an experienced Officer while they wait for an opening in the fire academy,” said Chief Dutcher.

The six new firefighters include two Framingham High graduates, a Keefe Technical graduate, and an Ashland High graduate.

They new firefighters are Antonio Alvarez, Shane Arrandale, Cameron Bryan, Daniel Sweeney, Thomas Zanella, and Daniel Chapoteau.

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Alvarez is a Framingham High School grad.

He “joins his 2 brothers in the fire service, Oscar, is a Framingham Firefighter, and Luis, A Massport Firefighter (and formerly a Framingham firefighter,” said Dutcher.

Arrandale is another Framingham High graduate.

“His grandfather Jack McGrath, served the citizens of Framingham with honor,  from 1969-2004,” said Chief Dutcher.

Bryan is an Ashland High graduate, who became a Framingham resident a few years ago. His family owns Lloyd’s Diner in Framingham.

Sweeney is a Newton North High graduate.

“Dan’s younger brother, Michael, was also a recent Framingham Fire hire and is currently at the Mass Fire Academy and expected to graduate from Recruit Training Program this Friday,” said Chief Dutcher.

Zanella, is a life-long Framingham resident and a graduate of Keefe Technical High School in Framingham.

Chapoteau, is a Framingham resident, originally from New York. He has some firefighting experience, serving as a call firefighter for the Town of Dunstable.

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 Photos courtesy of Wayne Dion posted on the Framingham Fire Facebook page

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.