A good crowd of firefighters attended the event. It was a Badge Pinning ceremony.
The two firefighters are the newest members of the El Dorado Fire Department. Ben comes to us from Wichita. He went through the Butler Community College Fire Science program and has family in the Wichita area.
LJ comes to us from Oklahoma. His training has been through the Oklahoma State Fire program. LJ is married with two children. His wife’s name is April and his children Haley and Porter.
Before having their badges pinned each firefighter recited the El Dorado Pledge of Service.
Then it was time for the badge pinning. Ben’s captain pinned his badge and LJ’s wife April pinned his.
After the badge pinning each firefighter was given a St. Florian (Patron Saint of Firefighters) coin with a hand shake from Chief Moody.