Our Badge Ceremony   

June 9, 2007

The department recently held a badge and swearing

in ceremony for our eighteen new rookie firefighters.

The ceremony was held in the auditorium at

Hendersonville High School.

A slide show of their accomplishments was viewed

and comments made by Chief Steele. 

After taking their firefighter's oath, their badges

were presented to them and pinned on by

a family member or friend.

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Our Rookies Nervously Await The

Beginning of the Ceremony......

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The benediction was given by Department

Chaplain Dennis Allen....

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Our Honor Guard Presented The Colors......

(left to right):  Paul Varble, Steve Powers,

Troy Bishop & Jonathan Turner

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Chief Steele called the rookies up to the stage

one by one and commented on their accomplishments

over the past 10 months.

Chief Steele and Jeremy Akin

 

Travis Kimmons, Nate Renzella & Steve Smith

 

Andy Cook, T. J. Elsten & Chief Steele

 

  

Chris Gonzales, Chris Bellavia & Shelley Burwell

 

Jonathan Hall, Eric Fontenot & Buford Duke

 

Trey Byrum, Keith Binkley & Daniel Balsbaugh

 

Tony Wyrick

 

Shane Nolan

 

Joel Smith

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This was followed by the firefighter's oath......

 

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Their badges were presented and

pinned on by their selected guest.

 

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A special tribute was made to Firefighter, EMT Joel Smith

who will shortly be deployed to the Middle East.

With him is his wife, Meredith.

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Chief Steele and our 18 new firefighters !!

 

 

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