Thirty-three members of Career Recruit School #46 recently graduated from the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department Training Academy. A graduation ceremony was held on Monday, October 18, 2012, at the Charles Flowers High School in Springdale. Graduates received their Certificates of Completion and took their Oath of Office.
|Congressman Steny Hoyer provided the |
Keynote Address to graduates.
The Fire/EMS Department was privileged to have Congressman Steny Hoyer provide the Keynote Address to the graduates. “Congratulations to Career Recruit School Forty-six,” stated Congressman Hoyer. “I was honored to join them today to mark the end of their training, and the beginning of exciting and rewarding careers as firefighters and emergency responders.”
“The brave men and women who protect our communities deserve our support, and Congress ought to continue doing its part to keep them safe while on the job,” continued Congressman Hoyer. “Throughout my career, I have been committed to ensuring our first responders have the resources they need to do their jobs safely, and I remain dedicated to supporting them for many more years to come.”
Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor conducted a “pinning ceremony” before the graduation and invited fire service family members of recruits to join him.
The following are members of the graduating academy class and have been assigned to Fire/EMS station throughout Prince George’s County:
Jamar Cornell Blue
Cameron Ryan Brown
Derek Deonte Brown
David Aaron Cargin
Joseph Andrew Coffman
James Wade Davis
Luke Aaron Edwards
Judson Arthur Fox, Jr.
Mary Foster Gaetano
Travis Blake Graybeal
Paul Andrew Hamby, Jr.
Bryan John Hogan
Rapheal Francis Holt
Patrick Pernell Jenkins
Calvin Lee Johnson
James Anthony Johnson
Kristerpher Curtis Jones
Justin Steven Kevan
Daniel Joseph Lundholm
Patrick Deon Martin
Shawn Christopher Miller
Aaron Edward Newby II
Joseph Dean Ottey
John Anthony Princiotta, Jr.
Connor James Purcell
Hal Crowson Rich IV
Colin Patrick Rynne
Richard Silvesti Jr.
Carlton Wade Stewart, Jr.
John Robert Wakeley
Marc William Yosua
Stephanie Lyn Zagula
Deserving members of Career Recruit School were also presented with special achievement awards. These awards were presented as follows:
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The Emergency Medical Technician Scholastic Achievement Award is presented to an individual in each Career Recruit School who achieved the highest academic average on the emergency medical technician written examinations and practical evolutions.
Fire Fighter Daniel Joseph Lundholm
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 Daniel Joseph Lundholm
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 individual 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 Career Recruit School.
Fire Fighter Joseph Andrew Coffman
The Memorial Award is a very special recognition presented to an outstanding individual 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 Mary Foster Gaetano
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 individual who best exemplifies the conduct required of the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department.
Fire Fighter Kristerpher Curtis Jones
Photography at Graduation by Teresa Ann Crisman, PGFD Community Outreach Coordinator