Public Safety Director Swears in Seven Paramedics

Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich swore in seven new paramedics during a ceremony on the North Shore this morning.

“These are challenging times for Public Safety and the city,” Hissrich said. “But I know you are up to those challenges ahead.”

Benjamin Bowman, Emon Ismail, Matthew Lederman, Emily Migdal, Joseph Mahoney, Zachary Saylor and Nissa Thomsen were all sworn in before Hissrich, EMS Chief Ron Romano, City Medical Director Ron Roth, colleagues, friends and family during the ceremony.

"Thank you to the families,” Romano said. “Thank you for being here for them and supporting them in the work they do and for sharing them with us. And thank you to the EMS crews working today so we can all be here.”

The event was held outside, rather than Council Chambers, so as to properly maintain physical distancing.

Please join us in welcoming Pittsburgh’s newest First Responders.





Cara Cruz
Public Information Officer
Public Safety