On this Transformation Tuesday, the spotlight is on Paramedic Ki Hyun Kim. When you first met him, he was working as an Emergency Medical Technician at our EMS Academy at Fort Totten. Now, he has advanced his career to the next rank and is serving at Station 54 in Queens. Kim, who is also a U.S. Marines Corps veteran, graduated from our Medic Basic Program on Dec. 5.
“I have learned from my days in the military to never be satisfied in your position and always strive to move up and I have maintained that mindset throughout my time here in the FDNY. The way I see it, the more I learn and gain experience, the more I can then give back and motivate the next generation,” he said.
Since joining the FDNY in 2017, he has also served as a Drill Instructor, Certified Lab Instructor and Physical Training Instructor in our Department to continue to use his knowledge and training to help others.
“I believe that you have to take everything as a learning experience and continue to strive to become a better version of yourself. The FDNY offers so many diverse avenues for growth, the possibilities are endless. You can slow down, but do not stop. It is difficult to move on once you become comfortable,” he added.
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