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Rockford Fire Department Celebrates Graduating Paramedics

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The Rockford Fire Department will soon have 10 new paramedics.

On Thursday, the department hosted a celebration to celebrate the graduates and their 10 months of classroom training. For the graduates, getting to the celebration took a lot of hard work and dedication. 

"This is what I've wanted to do for years now," graduate Jake Nunez said. "I've worked really hard to get here and it just feels great. Through all the tests we've taken, all the classes we've had to take to this point, it feels great to get out there and perform the skills we've learned in class." 

The paramedics still have more work to put in and anywhere from six to eight months to go to get all the hours they need to get certified and licensed in the state of Illinois. 

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