August 31, 2018 - Nineteen firefighters were welcomed to the Fort Wayne Fire Department in a graduation ceremony today at the Public Safety Academy.

The department’s 90th recruit class will begin their duty as Fort Wayne firefighters at engine houses throughout the city on September 1.

The recruits, 17 men and 2 women, participated in 20 weeks of training and will now continue their training alongside firefighters from the 18 stations that serve the City of Fort Wayne.

The following graduates were sworn in:

Kamron Bell

Erik Kitchen

Jonathan Chansyna

Andrew Knox

Brian Detweiler

Thomas Kocks

Joel Fravel

Trayson Luna

Travis Gase

Jared Maxwell

Andrew Goodwin

Robert Murphy

Thomas Greathouse

Nicholas Racioppi

Andrea Harris

Amber Stine

Joshua Howe

Lance Wagner

Jacob Stoppenhagen

“Public safety is a top priority and we have an outstanding fire department committed to keeping our residents and businesses as safe as possible,” said Mayor Tom Henry. “We’re fortunate to be in a position to add new firefighters to enhance the department’s level of service. Under Chief Lahey’s leadership, the Fort Wayne Fire Department is making a meaningful difference for all of us.”