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The Baltimore County Fire Department’s 108th Recruit Class graduates tonight, March 7, at 7 p.m. The ceremony will take place at Dundalk High School, 1901 Delvale Avenue, Dundalk 21222.

Fire Chief John J. Hohman will present the certificates to the graduates. The Honorable Julie L. Ensor, Clerk of the Circuit Court, will administer the oath of office, and Rabbi Norman Lowenthal will deliver the invocation and benediction.

Thirteen of the 33 recruits are minorities, including nine African-Americans, and he class includes 18 women. The 108th reflects the Department’s ongoing efforts to build a quality and diverse workforce.

The 108th Class trained for 19 weeks and will spend the next two years as Probationary Emergency Medical Technicians (PEMTs) and Paramedics. They will continue their training in the field as they apply the skills learned in the classroom.

The following is a list of the recruits and their assignments.

Promotion to Paramedic                      

PEMT Samantha L. Griffiths - Station 17/Texas

Paramedics

PM Brittany L. Baeder - Station 16/Golden Ring
PM Mary L. Battista - Station 1/Towson
PM Martin J. Biernack - Station 10/Parkville
PM Jacquelyn J. Breeden - Station 18/Randallstown
PM Deseree A. Brown - Station 17/Texas
PM Angela L. Catania - Station 18/Randallstown
PM Nicholas T. Davis - Station 2/Pikesville
PM Thomas J. Gagliano - Station 12/Middle River
PM Jebin I. Kochakkan - Station 3/ Woodlawn
PM Ryan M. Meushaw - Station 18/Randallstown
PM Matthew E. Murphy - Station 13/Westview
PM Pierre-Arthur Raymond - Station 13/Westview
PM Stacy L. Rossi - Station 6/Dundalk
PM Courtney B. Steininger - Station 5/Halethorpe
PM Virginia R. Warehime - Station 16/Golden Ring

Probationary Emergency Medical Technicians (PEMTs)

PEMT Jamila L. Ahmed - Station 18/Randallstown
PEMT Brendan J. Berkeridge - Station 16/Golden Ring
PEMT Morgan E. Clark - Station 7/Essex
PEMT Naomi A. Della Vedova - Station 6/Dundalk
PEMT Jordan R. Goocharan - Station 6/Dundalk
PEMT Courtnee A. Hope - Station 6/Dundalk
PEMT Alicia L. Horton - Station 16/Golden Ring
PEMT Jameela K. Liningham - Station 3/Woodlawn
PEMT Ayanna S. Matthews - Station 13/Westview
PEMT Sean M. McDonald - Station 14/Brooklandville
PEMT Brian D. Moreland - Station 15/Eastview
PEMT Adrian M. Nigrin - Station 1/Towson
PEMT Chamara L. Oxendine - Station 17/Texas
PEMT Justin M. Pryor - Station 19/Garrison
PEMT Forrest H. Shaw - Station 13/Westview
PEMT Pious Teah - Station 58/Back River Neck
PEMT Zachary R. Wiedeck - Station 55/Perry Hall

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.

105th EMTs

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.

The 103rd Recruit Class of the Baltimore County Fire-Rescue Academy will graduate tonight, June 25, at 7 p.m. The ceremony will be held at Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cowpens Avenue, Towson, MD 21286.

Deputy Administrative Officer Donna Morrison, representing County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, and Fire Chief John Hohman will address the class and award the diplomas.

The graduating class comprises 36 recruits – 14 women and 22 men – who have trained as emergency medical technicians and paramedics. They will serve as paramedics and probationary emergency medical technicians in the EMS division for two years.

The recruits began training March 24 at the Fire-Rescue Academy in Sparrows Point and have completed 18 weeks of training. Their instruction includes: emergency vehicle operation, hazardous materials, basic firefighting skills, self-contained breathing apparatus, EMT skills, Fire Department operations, CPR, intravenous therapy, safety and various topics related to basic and advanced medical care.

 
 
Revised September 27, 2016