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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Training Academy Awarded a Unit Citation

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930

When Career Recruit School (CRS) #44 graduated on November 3, 2011, it concluded a year where three academy classes of recruit firefighters successfully completed the Fire/EMS Training Academy. It marked the end of an extensive training program in which recruits have had direct contact with the best fire, rescue, and emergency medical services instructors in the Washington-Metropolitan area. These instructors accepted the challenge to teach and provide exceptional, quality training to the 94, who, successfully completed the Fire/EMS Training Academy curriculum and received Certificates of Achievement.


For a majority of time there were multiple classes being held at the same time. Conducting just one academy class at a time can be challenging and these instructors proved diligent in conducting three concurrent classes producing 94 graduates within a year’s time.

On the evening of the graduation of CRS #44 Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor commended the efforts of the Fire/EMS Training Academy staff and presented them with a Unit Citation. A Unit Citation is the highest award a group or unit can receive for their exemplary performance while in the course of their duties.

The Unit Citation plaque was worded, “For the combined expertise of the Fire/EMS Training Academy staff and instructors for successfully graduating 94 recruits in 2011.”

The Fire/EMS Training Academy Staff

Howard R. Leonhard Jr., Major

Kenneth F. Fusco, Battalion Chief

Lillian S. Proctor, Administrative Aide III

Christine A. Haber, Administrative Assistant III

Craig E. Smith, Administrative Assistant III

Dana N. Brooks, Fire Fighter/Medic Captain

Brian M. Gibson, Fire Fighter/Medic Lieutenant

Ernest S. Lindqvist, Fire Fighter/Medic Lieutenant

James E. McClelland Jr., Fire Fighter/Medic Lieutenant

Ashley L. Breen, Fire Fighter/Medic Technician

Shaun P. Duppins, Fire Fighter/Medic Technician

Catherine A. Crilley, Fire Fighter/Medic

Robert B. Leonard II, Fire Fighter/Medic

Stephen K. Mandragos, Fire Fighter/Medic

Robert P. Mutchler II, Fire Fighter/Medic

Joseph M. Vigneault, Fire Fighter/Medic

Fire Chief Bashoor presents Unit Citation to Fire/EMS Training Academy Staff (T Crisman)

Fire Chief Bashoor presents Unit Citation Plaque to Major Leonhard and Fire/EMS Training Academy Staff (T Crisman)

Fire Chief Bashoor presents Unit Citation to Fire/EMS Training Academy Staff (T Crisman)

 




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