At the Cherry Valley Fire department, it was another day for celebration.
Nine candidates were welcomed by the department at a swearing in and badge pinning ceremony on Thursday. One of those recruits is the chief's son.
The candidates completed a 20-week training academy to get sworn in. They are joining over 30 members of the department and will be trained and mentored over the next year.
10322 Auburn Road, Rockford, IL 61103
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