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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Fort Thomas Welcomes New Firefighter/Paramedic

Fort Thomas Fire Chief Mark Bailey pins badge number 6 on his department's newest firefighter/paramedic Adam Hinkel.

 By Robin Gee, City Council Beat Editor  

The Fort Thomas City Council meeting on November 18 just happened to also be the first official day of work for the city’s newest firefighter/paramedic.

Fort Thomas Fire Chief Mark Bailey introduced new Firefighter/Paramedic Adam Hinkel who will be badge number six and wear helmet number to 658.

Hinkel comes to the department after serving since 2017 with the Florence Fire Department. Prior to joining that department full time, he had worked on a part-time basis with Taylor Mill Fire Department and started his career with the Union Fire Department. He completed his fire service training at Cincinnati State and his paramedic training at the University of Cincinnati.

"We are extremely excited to have Adam join our group and become one of the Fort Thomas Fire Department members and family," said Chief Bailey.

Bailey noted that Hinkel had been looking at a couple of different departments. "He interviewed with us, but he also interviewed with the airport. It came down to both the departments, and obviously Adam is standing here this evening. So he decided to come to the Fort Thomas Fire Department — and we are so pleased he made that choice."

"Thank you for having me. I’m happy to serve,"said Hinkel as he presented his family and friends who were on hand to congratulate him as he received his badge. As is customary, he will begin work with the paramedic team for two weeks before being assigned to a shift.

Family celebration: Firefighter/Paramedic Adam Hinkel flanked by his girlfriend and his father along with his grandparents and his girlfriend's grandparents.


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