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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

PGFD Graduates 54 Recruits

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

The Prince George's County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department recently held graduation for two classes of recruits.  Career Recruit Schools 54 and 55 had a combined total of 54 students that received their certificates of completion at a ceremony held at Wise High School in Upper Marlboro, MD on February 21, 2018.

Speakers included County Executive Rushern Baker III, County Council Chair Dannielle Glaros and Fire Chief Benjamin M. Barksdale.  The Keynote Speaker was fire service icon Chief Billy Goldfeder.

Congratulations to all graduates and best wishes for a long and healthy career!!!


CRS #54 GRADUATES

CHRISTOPHER M. ARHAR
JARID D. BADGER
JOSHUA E. BLANKS
DOMINICK R. BOLEN
JOHN M. BURGESS
TYLER R. BURROUGHS
THOMAS R. CAGLE
NORWOOD T. DENNIS IV
CODY W. DONALDSON
ZACHERY A. GEORGE
KEVIN C. GERTH
SEAN M. GREENE
BRIAN M. HAAS
AARON L. KING
JAMES L. KITTRELL, JR.
JAMES L. LEWIS
RYAN M. MILLER
JORDAN T. OGLESBY
COLIN M. PATTERSON
CHRISTINA M. RIZZO
RICARDO E. RODRIGUEZ
ANTHONY M. SALVIEJO, JR.
JACOB C. SCHULTZ
CHRISTOPHER M. SHECKELLS
KIRK L. SPENCER, JR.
BRANDON M. STINE
CRAIG D. THOMPSON
TYLER H. THORNE
SEAN P. VAN WEEMS
DUVAL D. WILSON
MICHAEL J. WRIGHT, JR.
JAMES J. YI


CRS #55 GRADUATES

DEREK D. BATEMAN
RALPH E. COLLINS III
ALEC G. CONWAY
DANIEL R. FARMER-GRACE
ELLIS D. FREEMAN II
CHARLES B. GARIPAY
KISHON K. GODFREY
KYLE E. HAYDEN
TRAVIS A. HENRIE
JOSHUA D. HERRING
DONALD W. HODGES, JR.
ANTHONY J. HORSEMAN
RICHARD T. KOCH, JR.
JOACHIM G. LEVRY
STEPHANIE N. MARSHALL
CONNOR J. MCDONOUGH
SEAN R. MOWBRAY
WESLEY N. ROBERTS
JONATHAN W. ROGERS
FREDERICK A. ROLLINS
DUSHAWN L. SPENCER, JR.
MATTHEW H. STAPLETON



Award Description and Awardees

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 and practical examinations.
GPA of 89%
 FIREFIGHTER RYAN MILLER

AND FROM CRS 55

FIREFIGHTER WESLEY ROBERTS


EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Emergency Medical Service Scholastic Achievement Award is presented to an individual in Career Recruit School who achieved the highest academic average on the Emergency Medical Service Scholastic written and practical examinations.
GPA of 92.3%:
FIREFIGHTER TYLER BURROUGHS

AND FROM CRS 55

FIREFIGHTER CHARLES GARIPAY


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 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.


FIREFIGHTER CHRISTOPHER ARHAR

AND FROM CRS 55

FIREFIGHTER KYLE HAYDEN


MEMORIAL AWARD

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.

FIREFIGHTER DOMINICK BOLEN

AND FROM CRS 55

FIREFIGHTER ANTHONY HORSEMAN


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 individual who best exemplifies the conduct required of the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department.



FIREFIGHTER SEAN GREENE

AND FROM CRS 55

FIREFIGHTER FREDERICK ROLLINS



Class 54 and 55 Video