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Press Releases / 2008 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 12, 2008

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FIRE COMMISSIONER SCOPPETTA TO PRESIDE AT
GRADUATION CEREMONY FOR 78 MEMBERS OF THE
FDNY EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta will preside at a graduation ceremony tomorrow for 78 members of the FDNY Emergency Medical Service which includes 66 emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and 12 paramedics. 

Among the graduates, more than 16 languages are spoken, including Albanian, Arabic, Creole, French, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Lao, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog and Thai.

Seven of the graduates are veterans of the armed forces, including three who served in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and/or Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq.

The graduates completed intense 8 1/2-week training programs at the EMS Academy at Fort Totten in Queens and now will be assigned to various EMS stations throughout the City.

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, Chief of Department Salvatore J. Cassano, Chief of EMS Command John J. Peruggia and many EMS members and their families

WHAT:

Graduation ceremony for 78 members of FDNY EMS

WHERE:

LaGuardia Community College, Performing Arts Center 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, Queens

WHEN:

Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 11 a.m.

 

 

***Photo-Op

Press Contact: Francis X. Gribbon & Tony Sclafani, (FDNY) (718) 999-2056

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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