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Props to Fire/EMS Cadets

by Prince Of Petworth April 19, 2012 at 2:30 pm 6 Comments

Members of the F&EMS cadet class patrol the U Street Corridor, looking for trash and litter. (Photo by Oscar Mendez)

Keep up the good work and outreach!

From a press release:

Yesterday, April 17, members of the District Fire and Emergency Medical Services (F&EMS) current cadet class were actively engaged in performing a welcomed community service. The cadets were tasked with cleaning up portions of the U Street, NW Corridor, removing trash and litter. The community service activity is part of the cadet’s extensive training curriculum..

Currently, the F&EMS Cadet Program has 31 trainees who began in October and are expected to complete their training in September.

The District of Columbia’s Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department is a full spectrum, all-hazards agency comprised of over 2,200 members that primarily operate from 33 neighborhood firehouses that serve the residents and visitors in Washington, D.C. With an operating budget of almost $200 million, the Department responds to approximately 160,000 calls for service annually.

  • Hey – dudes are right near my house. Thanks guys.

  • what

    The activity gives most of them their first experience at handling hazardous waste.

  • Thanks guys – but sorry – that is a stupid waste of human resources. We have plenty of juvenile delinquents and minor offenders who should be out every day picking up litter – not trained ems.

    You want community outreach? Post the ems at tables outside Popeyes to talk to people about health risks from obesity, or have them visit schools for gang intervention.

    • Anonymous

      Step off your soap box, Victoria.

    • mac

      Victoria is right. This is a waste of human resources. These cadets are supposed to be at the training academy learning. They have a lot to learn in not very much time. Once again the fire chief is wasting resources for a photo op.

  • Anonymous

    They really should have DYRS be responsible for this kind of thing.


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