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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Career Recruit School Graduation Held

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady. Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us

The Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department recently held a graduation ceremony for a class of recruit firefighters. On Thursday evening, November 3, 2011, thirty-five members of Career Recruit School (CRS) #44 received their Graduation Certificates certifying their successful completion of classroom and physical training at the Fire/EMS Training Academy. The graduation ceremony, held at the Charles Flowers High School in Springdale, was well attended by the Fire/EMS Department Command Staff, honored guests, family, friends and co-workers. Speakers included the Mr. Barry Stanton; Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Public Safety, Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor and a Keynote address by Cathy Hedrick of the National Fallen Fire Fighters Foundation (NFFF).




The graduating class of Career Recruit School #44

RICARDO ALBERTO ALFARO

FREDERICK WEAVER BREWER IV

CADIR DIERRE CHISLEY

DUSTIN BOWMAN COOKSEY

JASON DAVID CRUZ

EVANDER MARQUETTE DAVIS

JONATHAN MICHAEL DI IORIO

MICHAEL JOSEPH DOMMEL

BRIAN DRUMMOND

KEVIN ANTHONY EARLEY

MATTHEW JOHN FISHER

LAUREN ELEISE FOREMAN

MATTHEW DOUGLAS GARBOW

KEVIN JOSEPH GREEN JR.

ALEXANDER LAWRENCE HAMBURGER

MICHAEL MAURICE HANTON

DANIEL ALAN HORICHS

LANCE ERNEST JOLLY

MICHAEL JAMESON KIEFER

STEFFON ANTIONE LEE

JOSEPH OSCAR MAYS

MICHAEL WAYNE McALLISTER

ANDREW GEORGE MORROW

ERIC DONALD NELLIS

JOHN FREDERICK PADUKIEWICZ

JAMES JOSEPH PORTER

DAMON ALEXANDER SINCLAIR

SEAN MICHAEL SMITH

RAHEEM EMERALD STEWART

PATRICIA ANNE STRUNCK

BROOKE LESLIE THOMPSON

CHRISTOPHER LARRY TOM

RICHARD DONALD WARD III

WILLIAM JEFFERY WELLS JR.

BRYAN RICHARD WILSON

Special Achievement Awards were presented to students that excelled in portions of the training academy.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Emergency Medical Technician Scholastic Achievement Award is presented to an individual who achieved the highest academic average on the emergency medical technician written examinations and practical evolutions.

Fire Fighter Michael Kiefer




FIRE SUPPRESSION SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Fire Suppression Scholastic Achievement Award is presented to an individual in each Career Recruit School who achieved the highest academic average on the fire suppression written examinations and practical evolutions.

Fire Fighter Jonathan Di Iorio






INSTRUCTOR'S AWARD

The Instructor’s Award is presented to an individual in each Career Recruit School who has shown the highest level of personal improvement, development, and dedication during the class. In short, we identify the recruit who has contributed significantly to the success of the class overall either by helping others or through self-improvement. The individual earning this award can be one with no previous experience in emergency services and progresses to an outstanding level of proficiency; or an experienced person who dedicates him or herself to assisting other class members be successful throughout Recruit School.

Fire Fighter Michael Dommel



MEMORIAL AWARD

The Memorial Award is a very special recognition presented to an outstanding recruit from each Career Recruit School who has displayed that rarest combination of professionalism, courage, and "espirit de corps." Such traits serve to honor their fallen comrades, and uphold the highest traditions of the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department.

Fire Fighter Jason Cruz






FIRE CHIEF'S AWARD

The Fire Chief's Award is the highest recognition for Career Recruit Schools. This award is bestowed on an individual in recognition of achievements that have made significant contributions to the graduating class. Selection criteria emphasize leadership, professional development, integrity, performance, and personal growth. This award is given to the recruit who best exemplifies the conduct required of the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department.

Fire Fighter Damon Sinclair



The members of Career Recruit School #44 made a special presentation during the ceremony to Cathy Hedrick and the NFFF. Throughout the training academy the members of CRS #44 raised funds through various activities such as the run across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. The recruit’s efforts generated over $5,000 for the NFFF. Immediately following the check presentation Fire Chief Bashoor presented CRS #44 with a Unit Citation in recognition of their benevolence and philanthropy for fellow firefighters. A Unit Citation is the highest award the Fire/EMS Department bestows to a group or unit in recognition of their exemplary actions. CRS #44 is the first recruit class to have been bestowed with this honor and distinction.





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