WHAT: Graduation of Paramedic Class 39

WHO: Mayor Jim Kenney

Fire Commissioner Adam K. Thiel

Cadets of Paramedic Class 39

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 10 a.m.

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 39 were already 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; hazmat awareness; and how to respond during active shooter incidents.

NOTES: Due to public health restrictions and limited space, NBC Philadelphia (215-201-5210) will provide TV stations with pool video; other media outlets that wish to attend are asked to RSVP to Kathy Matheson. The event will be live-streamed on Twitter at @PhillyFireDept.