County fire departments complete state fire police course

Members of the Livingston, Ontario, Seneca and Yates county fire departments recently completed the New York State Fire Police Course at the Ontario County Safety Training Facility.

The course was instructed by Investigator Christopher Drake and Sgt. Michael Rago from the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office. Students completed 21 hours of classroom instruction and three hours of practical application at the Naples Grape Festival.

Twenty-one people completed the course: Nicole Delpriore, Laureen Duel (Crystal Beach), James Ellis, Tom Ellis (Seneca Falls), David Graham (Victor), Chris Gavette, Jacob Gavette, August Gordner, Sherrie Jensen, Bryant Knowlton (White Springs), Patricia Lasher (Richmond), Chris Maney (Oaks Corners), Crystal Martin (Cheshire), Donald Marozas (Livonia), Barbara Risinger, Wilmer Sensenig (Dundee), Kathy Sinack (Hopewell), William Slack, Jason Wenger, Erick Wolfe and David Zunger.

These fire department members now are sworn NYS peace officers when on duty as a fire police officer.

 

Naples educators named Master Teachers

Naples Central School District educators Jon Betrus, high school science, and Adam Robison, high school mathematics, were selected to the 2018 New York State Master Teacher program.

The program was created to strengthen science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in the U.S., and has helped establish a network of teachers across New York who are committed to the success of all students.

“One would be hard-pressed to find two educators who are more dedicated to their craft than Jon and Adam,” Superintendent Matt Frahm said. “Both individuals are willing to do whatever it takes to help students find what they are passionate about, and they represent the high quality of education that has come to define the Naples Central School District.”