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Press Releases / 2008 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 10, 2008

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

COMMISSIONER SCOPPETTA TO PRESIDE AT GRADUATION CEREMONY FOR 127 MEMBERS OF THE FDNY EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE

Commissioner Scoppetta will preside at a graduation ceremony tomorrow for 80 emergency medical technicians (EMT) and 47 paramedics of the FDNY Emergency Medical Service. 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 a dozen languages spoken in addition to English: Bengali, Cantonese, Creole, French, Igbo, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Tagalog. Thirteen graduates have a total of 23 family members who currently or previously served with the FDNY. Among them is newly-graduating Paramedic Jennifer Hannafey, whose father is EMS Division Commander Robert Hannafey and whose mother is retired EMS Captain Marsha Hannafey.

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 127 members of the FDNY Emergency Medical Service

WHERE:

New York Technical College- Klitgord Auditorium, 285 Jay St., Brooklyn

WHEN:

Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 11:00 a.m.

 

 

***Photo-Op***

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

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