NYC Resources 311 Office of the Mayor
New York City Fire Department
Find Us on Facebook Twitter
Press Releases / 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APRIL 26, 2011

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FIRE COMMISSIONER CASSANO PRESIDES AT GRADUATION CEREMONY FOR 86 EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS

Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano will preside over a graduation ceremony for 86 Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27 at the FDNY Academy on Randall’s Island.

“Our Emergency Medical Service responded to more than 1.2 million calls last year, saving countless lives with quick thinking, state-of-the-art equipment and top-notch training,” Commissioner Cassano said. “I’m certain these 86 new members will continue to uphold the tradition of this department and make us proud.”

Among the diverse group of graduates, nine different languages are spoken, including Mandarin, Korean, Italian and Haitian Creole. Four also served in branches of the U.S. military, including EMT Ahmed Artis, who served with the Navy in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

WHO:

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

WHERE:

FDNY Academy, Building 9 Auditorium, Randall's Island, NY

WHEN:

Wednesday, April 27 at 11a.m.

***PHOTO OP***

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

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

Copyright 2014 The City of New York Contact Us Privacy Policy Terms of Use