New city firefighters sworn in
City officials inducted three men into the Fire Department in a brief but warm ceremony the morning of Aug. 15.
Mayor John Callahan called public safety the most important aspect of running local government, and said the simplest terms to apply to its members are skilled, professional, courageous and trustworthy.
Fire Chief George Barkanic said the three men are now in an intense 19-week firefighting academy in Allentown, after which they will return for their platoon assignments. "It's really a great job and I'm sure these young men are up to the task," Barkanic said. "You can't buy a job like we have."
Each man was officially sworn in and given a city firefighter pin by friends or family.