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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.

The Baltimore County Fire Department has begun a thorough review of an incident last month involving a patient at a Randallstown nursing home.

The incident occurred on September 15, 2013, when EMS personnel were dispatched to Genesis Healthcare at 9109 Liberty Road.

Medic 18 (Randallstown) responded to the call for a patient conscious, not alert.

A crew of one paramedic and one EMT prepared the female patient for transport and loaded the patient into M18. Preliminary investigation indicates that the stretcher fell to the ground. The medic crew immediately attended to the patient, who displayed minor injuries as a result of the fall, and transported her to Northwest Hospital.  The crew contacted the EMS supervisor immediately.

The Fire Department immediately began a review of the incident; this review remains ongoing.

M18 is a 2006 Freightliner Medic.  The stretcher is manufactured by Stryker.


Revised June 28, 2016