Excerpts from the abc7chicago.com:

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Fire Department Commissioner Jose Santiago recognized 125 new graduates of the Fire Academy during a ceremony last Wednesday evening at Navy Pier.

The graduating class included 29 former or current members of the U.S. Military, 10 former police officers, 11 former CFD medics and two family members of those who lost their life during service as police officers or firefighters.

The graduates completed a six-month training course that included courses for certification as an EMT and Illinois firefighter.

thanks Dennis