Annapolis, MD (10-18-2018) – 12 new firefighters have joined the ranks of the Annapolis Fire Department in recent weeks, including the two additional firefighters that were sworn in by Mayor Gavin Buckley on Thursday, Oct. 18. The two new firefighters join 10 recently sworn in firefighters who took the oath of service during the October 8 Annapolis City Council meeting, led by Alderwoman/Acting Mayor Shaneka Henson during Mayor Buckley’s absence.

Mayor Buckley also swore in two new police officers on Wednesday evening. 

“These first responder additions to our departments of Fire and Police are part of our effort to fully staff fire stations and enhance public safety,” said Mayor Buckley. “Not only will these additional men and women help protect life and property, but their fellow officers and firefighters during emergency operations.”

The Annapolis Fire Department currently has 130 uniformed personnel on staff. The Annapolis Police Department currently has 118 uniformed personnel on staff.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to have these new personnel come on board during the 2018 calendar year with the Annapolis Fire Department. We also look forward to having our five new paramedic recruits who were recently hired, finish the fire academy and graduate later this year and then join our Fire and EMS services,” said Chief David Stokes.

From the Oct. 8 City Council Meeting swearing-in ceremony:

Lateral Class Hired 1/18/2018

Firefighter Eric K. Mutchler

Firefighter Wesley A. Reibert

Academy Class Hired February 2018 – Graduated September 2018

Firefighter Kristin E. Brendle

Firefighter Hector A. Calixto

Firefighter Joel S. Confer

Firefighter Kyle F. Greim

Firefighter Tyler C. Knapp

Firefighter Wesley G. Logue

Firefighter Nicholas D. Papaleonti

Lateral Class Hired 8/23/2018

Firefighter Esthefanie A. Zapata

From October 18’s swearing-in ceremony:

Lateral Class 1/18/2018

Firefighter Nathan M. Baker

Firefighter Travis S. Blackistone

Annapolis Police Department:

Officer Megan Ross

Officer Helson Alvarenga