Wednesday, April 23, 2014

New Lakeside Firefighters Receive their Badges

Lakeside, CA -

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.

Post and photos by: Captain Scott Culkin, Lakeside Fire District

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