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Press Releases / 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 19, 2010

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FIRE COMMISSIONER SALVATORE J. CASSANO PRESIDES AT GRADUATION CEREMONY FOR 87 NEW EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS AND 34 PARAMEDICS

Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano will preside at a graduation ceremony at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 20 at LaGuardia College for 87 Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and 34 Paramedics of the FDNY Emergency Medical Service.  These new members have successfully completed rigorous training programs at the department’s EMS Academy at Fort Totten in Queens. 

“Our graduates represent the best that we have to offer and the future leadership of FDNY EMS,” Commissioner Cassano said.  “They are committed to serving the people of this city by helping respond to the 1.2 million calls EMS receives each year.”

Among the diverse group of graduates, 17 languages are spoken, including Spanish, Cantonese, Ukrainian, Serbian, Armenian and Polish.

The new members will be assigned to various EMS stations throughout the city.

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano, Chief of Department Edward S. Kilduff, Chief of EMS Command John Peruggia and many EMS members and their families

WHAT:

Graduation ceremony for 87 Emergency Medical Technicians and 34 Paramedics

WHERE:

Mainstage Theater at LaGuardia College, 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Queens, NY

WHEN:

Monday, September 20, 2010 at 11 a.m.

***Photo-Op***

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

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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