Fire Class 290 graduated last night, November 13, 2015, during a ceremony held at the Doermann Theatre on the campus of the University of Toledo.
The twenty-four recruits will begin their station rotations beginning on November 15. Weeks ago 10 of the recruits were released to line assignments early as they had previous E.M.T. certifications. Last night the recruits were once again assembled as a class for the ceremony.
Pvt. Peris Edwards was awarded the Robert J. Schwanzl Award and Pvt. Scott Martin was awarded the John H. Brancheau Award. Also among the class were two Toledo Police officers, Officers Mitchell Mielcarek and Officer Rudy Santibanez, who went through E.M.T. training with the fire recruits.