WHAT: The Philadelphia Fire Department will hold a graduation ceremony for the 74 firefighter/EMTs of Fire Cadet Class 200.


  • Mayor Jim Kenney
  • Fire Commissioner Adam K. Thiel
  • Upper Darby Fire Chief Brian Boyce

WHEN: Tuesday, June 13 at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Franklin Towne Charter Elementary School, 4259 Richmond St., Philadelphia

The members of Fire Cadet Class 200 include 71 firefighter/EMTs who will serve with the Philadelphia Fire Department and 3 firefighter/EMTs who will serve with the Upper Darby Fire Department. The Philadelphia Fire Academy’s rigorous nine-month program for firefighter/EMTs includes fire suppression training, hazardous materials awareness, and fire- and life-safety education. The cadets also became certified as emergency medical technicians (EMTs), qualifying them to provide basic emergency medical care. The new PFD members are joining one of the busiest fire/EMS systems in the nation, as the department responds to 800-1,000 emergency incidents every day.

Note: This event will be livestreamed on our Facebook page.