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Twenty Two Graduate From Firefighter Recruit School

Twenty two fire recruits graduated from firefighter recruit school on Friday night.
Twenty two fire recruits graduated from firefighter recruit school on Friday night. (click image for slideshow)
September 26, 2016 | Twenty two new fire recruits graduated from firefighter recruit school during ceremonies held on Friday night, September 23rd, in the auditorium at River Ridge High School. The evening began with an invocation by Fire Chaplain, Katie Orth, followed by the presentation of colors by the Cherokee County Fire Honor Guard and the singing of the national anthem by Bekki Smith. Before the presentation of the certificates of completion, a couple of the recruits received special awards. ... (read complete story)

Clayton Malcom receives the EMS Award from Sgt. Nate Sullivan (right).
Clayton Malcom receives the EMS Award from Sgt. Nate Sullivan (right).
Tyler Walton was presented with the Clark Waters Awards from Lt. Scott Deal (right).
Tyler Walton was presented with the Clark Waters Awards from Lt. Scott Deal (right).
Lt. Wesley Densmore presents the Pinnacle Award to Nicolas Rodriguez.
Lt. Wesley Densmore presents the Pinnacle Award to Nicolas Rodriguez.
Bekki Smith sings the National Anthem while the Cherokee County Fire Honor Guard presents the colors.
Bekki Smith sings the National Anthem while the Cherokee County Fire Honor Guard presents the colors.
Cherokee County Commissioner, Ray Gunnin, speaks to the graduate about the life of a firefighter.
Cherokee County Commissioner, Ray Gunnin, speaks to the graduate about the life of a firefighter.
Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, talks about faith and family to the new recruits.
Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, talks about faith and family to the new recruits.
Samuel Bennett is pinned by his wife, Tara, as his son, Weaver, looks on.
Samuel Bennett is pinned by his wife, Tara, as his son, Weaver, looks on.
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