November 2020 Professional of the Month
Zakkary Roy is a senior from Cony enrolled in the Firefighting program. Zak has enjoyed the trust he has developed with his classmates through the teamwork in the program. He has also enjoyed the active hands-on learning he has done, such as forcible entry training where he learned to break into a locked door should an emergency situation require it, and the burn trailer, which allows students to practice navigating a smoke filled mock house in full firefighting gear. His instructor, Mr. Francis Johnson says, “Zak comes with a great attitude every day. He is totally into it! He entered the program with zero firefighting experience and has his performance has already surpassed the students that came in with junior firefighting experience.” When he is not in school, Zak enjoys restoring vintage tools, as well as playing a variety of musical instruments. In the future, Zak hopes to combine his interest in the military and fire science into a career.