Cincinnati Fire Division

Media Contact:
District Chief Fredrick Prather 357-7595
Release Date: 11/16/99

Good Afternoon,

This is District Fire Chief Fredrick A. Prather reporting on the 103rd Cincinnati Fire Recruit graduating class. There will be two events to commemorate the graduation of 20 Fire Recruits to Firefighters.

The formal graduation ceremonies will occur at the Cincinnati Fire Division's Longworth Hall Training Center. The Training Center is located at 700 Pete Rose Way, lobby B, on the 5th floor of Longworth Hall. The date of the graduation is Friday, 11/19/99, at 9:30 a.m.

These ceremonies will formalize the recruits' leap into the world of fire fighters. Addresses by the Mayor, Ms. Roxane Qualls, Safety Director, Mr. Kent Ryan, and the Fire Chief, Mr. Robert Wright will provide a firm start for the recruits' life saving mission as firefighters.

On 11/17/99, two days before the graduation, there will be a family day ceremony at 9:00 a.m. at the Cincinnati Fire Training Center at Liberty and Linn Streets.

Family day is a day where friends and family of the recruits watch the recruits demonstrate procedures and fire fighting techniques they have learned during their 19 weeks of training. Ladder climbing, rope rappelling, hose techniques, roof work, etc., will all be demonstrated.

All fire fighters, friends, and media are invited to attend and participate in these celebrations, as the new Fire Recruits become Fire Fighters.

For any additional information, contact District Fire Chief Lacey Calloway at 357-7503.

Members of Class 103
Cincinnati Fire Recruits

John G. Aisenbrey
Terrance D. Baker
Daniel J. Ballard
Harvey C. Cobbs
Tim L. Dicke
Julie C. Greenaway
Raymond D. Johnson
Eric J. McCarthy
Daniel T. Miller
Clifford Nieman
Robert A. Parker
Nicholas Pennington
Kevin D. Phillips
Eric Schaub
Edward T. Sipniewski
Jonathan R. Smith
Kenyatta. R. Smith
Brian S. Snell
Kevin T. Uhl
Duane A. Williams
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Fredrick A. Prather

Fredrick A. Prather, District Fire Chief
Cincinnati Fire Division Fire Prevention Bureau 430 Central Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-2642 Ph: (513) 357-7595, Fax: (513) 357-7579

fred.prather@cfd.rcc.org