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New Rockford firefighters sworn in to serve community

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ROCKFORD (WREX) - Nearly a dozen Rockford firefighters were promoted during a swearing in ceremony Tuesday at Veterans Memorial Hall.

The ten members of the fire department will be tackling new duties such as district chief and 911 supervisor.

"They dedicate so much of their life to the organization," said Rockford Fire Department Chief Derek Bergsten.  "They have great attitudes and it helps out the entire department.   We're fostering new leadership that's coming into the leadership positions within the organization.  They just continue to improve our organization and contribute more into it and make us the great fire department that we are."

Bergsten called the ceremony one of his more enjoyable parts of his job.

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