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Press Releases / 2008 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 14, 2008

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FIRE COMMISSIONER SCOPPETTA TO PRESIDE AT GRADUATION CEREMONY FOR 122 MEMBERS OF THE FDNY EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta will preside at a graduation ceremony tomorrow for 101 emergency medical technicians (EMT) and 21 paramedics of the FDNY Emergency Medical Service. Of the graduates, 23 were enrolled in the Department’s Trainee program which trains civilians to become FDNY emergency medical technicians. One of the graduates is a FDNY EMT who has been elevated to the rank of paramedic. All of the members have completed rigorous training programs at the EMS Academy and will be assigned to various EMS stations throughout the City.

Among the graduates, there are five military veterans, including EMT Kathleen Santora and EMT Mathew Hannon who have both served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and more than 10 languages are spoken, including Spanish, French, Creole, Polish, Russian, Italian, Cantonese, Greek and German.

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Nicholas, Scoppetta, Chief of Department Salvatore Cassano, Chief of EMS Command John Peruggia and many other FDNY officials, EMS members and their families

WHAT:

Graduation ceremony for 122 members of the FDNY Emergency Medical Service

WHERE:

LaGuardia Community College, 31-10 Thomson Ave. Long Island City, NY

WHEN:

Monday, September 15, 2008 at 11:00 a.m.

 

 

***Photo-Op***

Press Contact: Francis X. Gribbon & Seth E. Andrews, (FDNY) (718) 999-2056

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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