The 105th Recruit Class of the Baltimore County Fire-Rescue Academy graduated last night in a ceremony held at Dundalk High School, 1901 Delvale Avenue, 21222.
This graduating class comprises 20 recruits, including 13 men and 7 women. The recruits graduate as Probationary Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs).
Fire Chief John Hohman and Fire Director Jennifer Aubert-Utz presented the recruits with their diplomas.
The new graduates will be assigned to career fire stations around the county and will remain on probationary status for two years. The recruits are:
Kelsey Adams, Station 10 Parkville
John An, Station 17 Texas
John Bangerd, Station 11 Hillendale
Ashley Bowers, Station 14 Brooklandville
Rasheena Butts, Station 17 Texas
Matthew Clancy, Station 11 Hillendale
Cristin Crooks, Station 58 Back River Neck
Michael Frey, Station 12 Middle River
Anton Griffin, Station 12 Middle River
Jonathan Harman, Station 2 Pikesville
Joshua Hess, Station 3 Woodlawn
Holly Ludwig, Station 1 Towson
David Schultz, Station 56 Franklin
Kathryn Smith, Station 11 Hillendale
Vincent Tabares, Station 7 Essex
Brandon Thomas, Station 17 Texas
Shar Thompson-Godoy, Station 6 Dundalk
Beth Wagenfuehr, Station 14 Brooklandville
Adam Webster, Station 10 Parkville
Marco Williams, Station 4 Catonsville
EMTs are crucial members of the team at any fire station. Of the over 118,830 incidents in 2013 that Baltimore County Fire and EMS crews responded to, 92,550 were EMS incidents. That represents over 75 percent of calls for the year.