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Boston graduates 20 from EMT academy

EMT academy graduates took their oath.
Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff
EMT academy graduates took their oath.
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Boston Emergency Medical Services on Monday graduated 20 people from its EMT academy, an emotional rite of passage for many of the participants.

The event, held at The Great Hall at Faneuil Hall, also saw six staffers promoted to the position of paramedic.

Below are images of the event captured by Globe photographer Suzanne Kreiter.

White-gloved graduates waited in the stairway for their ceremony to begin.
Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff
White-gloved Emergency Medical Technician graduates waited in the stairway for their ceremony to begin.
Graduate Melissa Jay had her badge pinned by her girlfriend Laura Truex.
Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff
Graduate Melissa Jay had her badge pinned by her girlfriend Laura Truex.
Smiling EMT graduates lined a stairway for a photograph.
Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff
Smiling EMT graduates lined a stairway for a photograph.
Family members looked with admiration at the badge of Edwidge Sylvestre Jr.
Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff
Family members looked with admiration at the badge of Edwidge Sylvestre Jr.
Crystal Waters and her son Donato watched her boyfriend Zachary Randall enter the hall for his graduation.
Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff
Crystal Waters and her son Donato watched her boyfriend Zachary Randall enter the hall for his graduation.
Aileen McLoughlin got some help pinning her badge from five-year-old daughter Morgan.
Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff
Aileen McLoughlin got some help pinning her badge from five-year-old daughter Morgan.
Heather Currie took a selfie with Mayor Martin J. Walsh.
Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff
Heather Currie took a selfie with Mayor Martin J. Walsh.