New class of firefighters and paramedics graduates
January 22, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- A new class of Chicago firefighters and paramedics graduated Tuesday and for some, it was a long time coming.
Fifty fire paramedics and 19 firefighters took the oath at a ceremony.
The firefighters are part of the "Lewis Class", a group that applied and passed the 1995 exam but who didn't receive a job opportunity due to their test score.
After a lawsuit and a Supreme Court ruling, they were allowed to reapply.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago and ABC7 News Traffic Anchor Roz Varon took part in the ceremony.
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