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Thursday, October 27, 2016

PGFD Career Recruit School 52 Graduates

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Public Information Officer, 301-883-7154
MEBrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO

The Prince George's County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department recently conducted Graduation Ceremonies for Career Recruit School #52.  Thirty-one Fire/EMS Department along with seven Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) recruits received their Certificates and began their career as Firefighters.  The ceremony was held on Wednesday, October 26, at the Henry A. Wise High School in Upper Marlboro and was well attended by invited dignitaries, Fire/EMS Department Command Staff, family and friends of the graduating recruits.

"I am confident, that many of tomorrow’s leaders sit amongst Career Recruit School 52’s ranks," stated Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor as he addressed the graduating recruits.  "You have been given the basics in your time at the Academy - now it's your turn to make a difference, this is your moment in time. Welcome to our team."

Several significant awards were bestowed upon deserving graduates.

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 and practical examinations.

The recipient of the Fire Suppression Scholastic Achievement Award was Daniel S. Breen.


The Fire Emergency Medical Service Scholastic Achievement Award is presented to an individual in Career Recruit School who achieved the highest academic average on the Emergency Management Service Scholastic written and practical examinations.

The recipient of the Emergency Medical Service Award was Teressa A. Conto.


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.

The recipient of the Instructor’s Award was Rose W. Karmunya  (MWAA Employee).


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.
The recipient of the Memorial Award was Patrick J. Donovan.


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.

The recipient of the Fire Chief’s Award was Stephanie D. Roth.


Graduating Members of Career Recruit School 52

Ayinde A. Akinbinu *
Kiara N. Baginski
Daniel S. Breen 
Darren R. Carrington *
Daniel P. Casey, Jr.
Tommy L. Collins, Jr.
Teressa A. Conto
Charles A. Cranke, Jr.
Tisha D. Daye
Patrick J. Donovan
Geoffrey Elungata *
Mario c. Figueroa
Brittany N. E. Forker
Gerrard T. Greene
Krystle S. Hatton
Zack J. Hiller
Courtney R. Hood
Joo H. Hwang
Rose W. Kamunya *
Scott K. Larson
Bettina M. Mahany
Lukas H. Melcher
Christopher M. Northern *
Brendan M. Paul
Meagan E. Radisch
Stephanie D. Roth
Christopher T. Saulnier
Alex M. Saviet
Holden M. Schulz
James A. Smith, Jr.
Melvin N. Smith, Jr.
Tonaio R. Swangin
Lucas A. Torres
David J. Wilson II
Jeffrey D. Wilson II
Stephen V. Wilson *
Cameron M. Woolard *
Peter W. Zelly

* - Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority employee