WHAT: Graduation of Paramedic Class 38

WHO: Cadets of Paramedic Class 38

Managing Director Brian Abernathy

Fire Commissioner Adam K. Thiel

WHEN: Friday, Dec. 6 at noon

WHERE: Philadelphia Fire Academy

5200 Pennypack St., Philadelphia

The Fire Department will welcome 10 paramedics to one of the busiest EMS systems in the nation. The cadets of Class 38 were already state-certified paramedics when they decided to join the PFD and go through the rigorous nine-week training session at the Fire Academy. Training included lessons on basic vehicle rescue; how to treat children who are seriously ill or injured; and how to respond during active shooter incidents.