Today marked a great day as nineteeen recruits graduated from training to take their places in the ranks of the Charleston Fire Department. They successfully completed training despite extreme temperatures and humidity in the last two weeks. Congratulations to Kevin Andrews, Steve Azzarella, Daniel Chavous, Charles Delk, Bobby Duggar, Corey Godwin, Albert Graziani, Shane Hayre, Devin Hodgman, Matthews Jones, Matt Klinker, Tom Leslie, John McCambridge, Klye Minasian, Alfonso Procopio, Christopher Tennyson, Ed Thompson, Dustin Wall and last, but not least, Annie Mcnelis. Annie has a special place in our hearts as she worked so diligently with all of us in planning the CFD 9 Memorials in June.
To the graduates, each of you is to be commended for your hard work and dedication. You bring with you much experience, previous training and most importantly, spirit, to become an important part of a great department. You will follow in the footsteps of many men and women who have worked hard to make this department a force to deal with in the fire service of this nation. Be proud of the fact that you are a part of history being made as this department moves forward.
Remember, the Support Team is available to you and your family at any time.
Stay safe and look our for each other!