The FDNY Foundation Congratulates Probationary EMTs on their Graduation

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The FDNY Foundation Congratulates Probationary EMTs on their Graduation

The FDNY Foundation congratulates the 48 Probationary EMTs who graduated from the FDNY EMS Academy on Tuesday, June 29.

We congratulate all the graduates and wish them the best of luck as they begin their careers in the FDNY. We thank them for choosing a career of service and commitment to protecting the people and city of New York.

“Our EMTs go above and beyond in their life-saving services whether they’re in a patient’s home, out in the elements, or in the back of an ambulance. It truly takes a special caliber of person to be an FDNY EMT, and now, you can count yourselves among them. And your work, dedicating your careers to helping others at their most vulnerable moments, will make our city stronger, and safer. I want to thank you all for the commitment you’ve made and the unwavering dedication you have already shown. Together, all of you, along with every EMT, Paramedic, and Officer in our ranks, will continue to demonstrate that FDNY is not only the busiest Emergency Medical Service in the world, it’s also the best,” said FDNY First Deputy Commissioner Laura Kavanagh to today’s graduating FDNY Emergency Medical Technicians.

FDNY Chief of Department Thomas Richardson said, “You have chosen a life of service and there is no greater thing in life than to choose a life of service. On behalf of the entire FDNY, we congratulate you, we wish you the best. We have high expectations of all of you and we know you will succeed because you received world class training. Be the best you can be at what you do, be the best EMT that you can possibly be. Become a student of the work that you do and you will be better off for it. Look out for one another, this is the greatest job on earth. Congratulations to you all.”

FDNY Chief of EMS Operations Lillian Bonsignore said, “This is truly an incredible day. Today we have 48 new Emergency Medical Technicians graduating in our ranks. You now join the ranks of the most extraordinary and dedicated first responders I have ever known. You have also joined during a once in a lifetime global pandemic, a true indication of your commitment towards serving others. We are people of compassion, we are people of commitment, and we are people of service. Today, you are all committing yourselves to saving lives. Caring for others and providing the highest quality of pre-hospital emergency medical care to millions of New Yorkers and visitors. This job is a calling and we are so grateful it has called all of you.”

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