Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and Assistant Chief Jeffrey Segal Attend  EMT and Paramedic Recruit Graduation

February 3, 2017 – (Baltimore, MD) – On Tuesday, February 7, Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and Assistant Chief Jeffrey Segal will attend the EMT and Paramedic Recruit graduation. The ceremony will be held at the Baltimore City Fire Academy Auditorium located at 6720 Pulaski Highway, Baltimore, MD 21237 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

10 EMT’s and nine Paramedics successfully completed 15 weeks of intense training that included driving, Firefighter I, hazmat and basic life support skills. They will be sworn-in and take an Oath of Office to provide the best emergency medical treatment for Baltimore City and to treat patients with dignity and respect. 

“I commend the men and women who made the decision to join the Baltimore City Fire Department. This is the beginning of a new and exciting opportunity for our novice group of first responders,” said Mayor Catherine E. Pugh. “As they embark on their career, I strongly urge them to remain committed to the residents of this great city.”

The newly sworn-in EMT’s and Paramedics will be presented with a Baltimore City Fire Department Certificate of Achievement for completing the academy’s high standards of recruit training. 

“I am proud that the 19 graduates accepted the challenge—not just for themselves—but to become part of a team that is dedicated to serving,” said Chief Ford. “Everyday, it is an honor to know that I work for the Baltimore City Fire Department—an agency that cares about the community and its employees well-being.”

After graduation, the newly sworn-in EMT’s and Paramedics will head to the EMS Division for advanced training and mentoring for six weeks, after which they will receive their assigned location.


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