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Two WA Seniors Complete their Internship with the WFD


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WESTFORD — Two seniors from the Westford Academy (WA) class of 2022 recently completed their internship with the Westford Fire Department (WFD) last Friday.

The internship is part of WA’s Capstone program, which gives high school seniors the opportunity to intern with a local business, partake in community service, or conduct a research paper or project in the last quarter of their senior year.

“Over the last five weeks, [seniors] Matt and Vivian got a glimpse of a career in the fire and emergency medical services,” the WFD announced on social media.

“Interns get to experience different aspects of what we do,” the WFD stated, “including daily chores around the fire station, fire and EMS training, pre-planning and life safety inspections, and responding with and observing firefighters and paramedics at different emergencies and service calls.”

The WFD as well as the WFD have recruited WA high school seniors as interns for several years now, and provided them with valuable experience in helping the community and preparing them for pursuing their careers after college.

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Alex Svenson
Alex Svenson
Alex Svenson is a senior at Suffolk University and a reporter for WestfordCAT and NECN. He primarily covers local government meetings in Westford and updates from MA Rep. Arciero and U.S. Rep. Trahan. He also covers breaking news stories with a focus on police, crime, and social issues. When not reporting, Alex enjoys sports, music, films, and traveling.