In front of proud family members, friends, and on and off duty firefighters, Lakeside Fire District's two newest members were presented with their badges during a traditional badge pinning ceremony during the fire board meeting on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
Following a brief introduction and biography, Fire Chief Andy Parr presented probationary firefighter-paramedics Gavin Doudna and Patrick Sellers with their badges. In keeping with a long-standing fire service tradition, the new badges were "pinned" to their uniforms by a person of their choosing.
New firefighters in Lakeside must complete a rigorous one-year probationary period which is part of a comprehensive 36-month step training program.
Best of luck to Patrick and Gavin as they embark on their new fire service careers.
|Firefighter-paramedic Gavin Doudna's badge is pinned by his mother.|
|Firefighter-paramedic Patrick Sellers' badge is pinned by his girlfriend.|