The Career Recruit School #59 Graduation Ceremony was held on Friday, July 19, 2019 at Riverdale Baptist Church in Upper Marlboro, MD. Twenty-seven Cadets completed their education and training and were ready and eager to begin serving the Prince George’s County community. One of the graduates, Mynika Butler, was an original Coalition for Public Safety Training in Schools, Inc. (CPSTS) student six years ago. She is also the first female African-American Cadet to graduate from the Charles Herbert Flowers High School Fire Science Cadet Program, Class #1. Mynika benefitted from resources provided by CPSTS such as a personal trainer, a Driver’s Education Scholarship and the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) training. These tools enabled her to develop the skills she needed to successfully complete the comprehensive Firefighter’s examination.
In addition, Mynika was mentored by veteran firefighters who provided valuable insight into the career she was about to enter from their vast storehouses of knowledge and practical work experiences. The Coalition is extremely proud of Mynika Butler and applauds her history-making accomplishment. She pursued her goal to become a Firefighter/EMT and used the foundational training and skills she gained with the help of CPSTS to accomplish a magnanimous career achievement.
Five prestigious Firefighter Awards were presented to select members of the Career Recruit School #59 Graduating Class. Mynika Butler earned the Jesse W. McCullough Memorial Award. This Award is a very special recognition presented to an outstanding Recruit in each Career Recruit School who has displayed the rarest combination of professionalism, courage, and “espirit de corps.” The recipient embodies this combination of attributes which honor fallen comrades and upholds the highest traditions of the Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department.
The Coalition for Public Safety Training in Schools, Inc. congratulates Mynika Butler once again and extends its best regards and sincere wishes for continued success in her career as a professional Firefighter/EMT in Prince George’s County.