Gonzales Firefighter is head of the class of paramedics graduating from NEMSA.
Eric Guiffreda graduated at the top of his class of paramedic students. The condensed course was a little over a year long, and Eric worked extremely hard to maintain his GPA and to pass the National Registry examinations, both practical and written. On September 30th, after having received both his National Registry license and Louisiana State license, the head instructor for the Baton Rouge site of NEMSA, (National EMS Academy) Alan Lambert, traveled to Gonzales to present F.F. Guiffreda with his class certificate in person. He had some very impressive and heartfelt words to say about Eric. "He was my best student in the class. He led the class in grade point average, and he worked extremely hard to achieve this goal, all while managing a full-time job and family responsibilities. The Gonzales Fire Department would like to thank and recognize FF Guiffreda for his hard work and unwavering dedication, and also congratulate him on such a monumental achievement.