Springfield firefighter class of 2014 graduates

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield firefighter recruit class of 2014 are officially graduates. The commencement ceremony was held Friday after the class successfully completed the 9-week training course.

One of the graduates said today was especially memorable because he was sharing it with his brother and now colleague, a Springfield firefighter.

“It was really an amazing experience for me, the whole thing, but to have my brother pin me…it really brought what I’m doing to life,” Anthony Lawrence said.

Anthony’s brother, Lamond Lawrence, said, “It was something that was truly special for us. Being the older brother and now to have my brother work alongside me, while protecting the city and community of Springfield…it just brings pure honor and joy.”

The seven graduates were presented with badges and certificates of graduation at commencement.

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