September 2, 2022 - Twenty firefighters were welcomed to the Fort Wayne Fire Department in a graduation ceremony last night at the Public Safety Academy.

Sixty percent of the FWFD’s 94th recruit class are in a group that is currently underrepresented within the FWFD, including three males who identify as Black, five males who identify as Hispanic, three females who identify as White, and one male who identifies as Two or More Races.

The department’s 94th recruit class will begin their duty as Fort Wayne firefighters at engine houses throughout the city on September 2, 2022.

“Public safety is a special calling, and I’m appreciative of the women and men who have committed themselves to serving our community,” said Mayor Tom Henry. “It’s vital that we continue to provide excellent and proactive services to meet the needs of our residents, neighborhoods, and businesses. We’re fortunate to be in position to be able to make important investments in public safety.”

The recruits 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 FWFD graduates were sworn in during the graduation ceremony:

Joshua Arrivillaga

Rebecca Marshall

Christopher Domingos

Logan Morton

Charles Dunlap

Andrew Noll

Andreas Gomez-Espino

Fidel Parra

Kamari Hogue

Amber Passaglia

Joseph Holliness

Nicholas Quick

Robert Humphrey

Austin Ramey

Conrad Keszei

Nathan Swaidner

Tyler Kissinger

Joshua Taylor

Ryan Lantz

Samara Finn