On Wednesday, August 17, 2022, the Fort Walton Beach Fire Department celebrated their newest paramedics at Station 6 with friends, family, and City and elected officials
- With the addition of these new paramedics, half of the Fort Walton Beach Fire Department are now paramedics.
“We now have 20 paramedics within our department and we have even more firefighters beginning paramedic school,” said FWB Fire Chief Ken Perkins. “What an incredible thing to celebrate!”
According to Perkins, paramedic school is a year long commitment, filled with classes, tests, training, and long clinical hours (all while working full time!).
- “It’s not an easy feat, but with their determination and hard work, along with their loved ones’ support— these guys made it happen,” he added.
Fort Walton Beach City Fire Department plays a major role in providing pre-hospital medical care to area residents, says Perkins.
“To provide the best care possible, not only does our department train our personnel to be great firefighters, we also support and train them as Paramedics,” he said. “I am incredibly proud of the work these men have put forth to reach this milestone in their career.”