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Scranton Fire Department gains new members

The Scranton fire department welcomed eight new members on Saturday.

SCRANTON, Pa. — Eight members were sworn in as privates by Mayor Paige Cognetti and the fire chief. 

Four current members of the department were promoted, and the others were newly graduated recruits. 

The inductees had to complete 14 weeks of firefighter training in Harrisburg.

"It's refreshing to see some new members come in, it's reinvigorating for the department we're excited to have these new members here it's been a busy year so far so these members are going to provide some relief to the members who are already here in the Scranton Fire Department. So we're excited to see the new members on board, and we're excited for the new promotions of some key leadership positions within our department," said Scranton fire Chief John Judge.

The Scranton Fire Department congratulates both their new and recently promoted members in Lackawanna County.

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