WHAT: Firefighter Cadet Class 196 Graduation

WHO: Fire Commissioner Adam K. Thiel

Members of Firefighter Cadet Class 196

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 4 p.m.

WHERE: Aspira Education Campus

(formerly Cardinal Dougherty High School)

6301 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia

The 121 cadets of Class 196 are EMT-certified firefighters who will enable the department to begin reopening fire/EMS companies closed during the Recession. Members of Class 196 include a 60-year-old retired postal worker, a three-time graduate of the Fire Academy, and a woman whose PFD legacy dates back more than a century. Read more on our website.