The FDNY Foundation congratulates the 153 Probationary EMTs who graduated from the EMS Academy on Friday, October 23. Due to COVID-19, Friday’s socially-distanced ceremony was held without family and friends in attendance.
“Nineteen years ago, people stepped up and joined this Department because they had a passion and drive to serve others and to protect this city. And now, looking out at this group, I see brave young men and women with that same passion and drive to serve, to protect others, to respond to help those in need, and to save lives in New York. You witnessed the extraordinary work of our EMTs throughout this pandemic, responding to a record number of medical emergencies while battling an invisible enemy, and you stepped up to join them,” said FDNY Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro to the graduating FDNY Emergency Medical Technicians.
Chief of EMS Operations Lillian Bonsignore said, “Today we have 153 new Emergency Medical Technicians graduating in our ranks. It really takes your breath away to look at so many men and women who are dedicating their lives to this profession. You are at the beginning of a story that will be told for years to come. You now join the ranks of the most extraordinary and dedicated first responders I have ever known, and you are joining during a once-in-a-lifetime global pandemic.”
The FDNY Foundation congratulates the graduates and we thank them for their service and commitment to protecting the people and city of New York.
View the full ceremony at https://on.nyc.gov/3m9s6r0
To view more photos of the graduation ceremony, visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/fdnyhome/albums/72157716583359453/with/50520357668/