FIREFIGHTER I and II 2019 In 2018 our department began the process of assembling a Firefighter 1 and Firefighter II course held at our station. Under the guidance of Fire Instructor, Joe Nedder, Firefighter I and Firefighter II began in January of 2019. Mr. Nedder has been an on-call firefighter for 36 years, serving in various ranks. He retired from the Uxbridge (MA) Fire Department in 2013 and has been involved in training for more than 30 years. He has taught at FDIC International from 2010 to 2017 and has written for Fire Engineering. Mr. Nedder is the founder and lead instructor of Cross St. Associates, and is the author of Rapid Intervention Crews.