This City's New Firefighters Are Almost All Post 9/11 Veterans

Newark firefighters vets veterans
Newark firefighters vets veterans




By Katie Zezima


When Marland Lawrence entered the fire academy after coming home from the Navy, he was surprised to find out he was not the only veteran in his class. Almost everyone else had also just left the military.

Lawrence was one of 28 veterans in Newark's 41st fire recruit class, which graduated Tuesday. Three civilians were also sworn in.