KFD Pinning Ceremony: From Father to Son

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Recent hires and promotions at the Kingman Fire Department led to a ceremonial pinning of several firefighters at Tuesday's City Council meeting.

At right, firefighter Robert Cole, left, is pinned by his father, KFD Capt. Robert C. Cole. Firefighter Brett Wildebaur, meanwhile, was pinned by his children, Aspen and Aiden.

Also on hand were firefighters Justin Garcia and Chris Chavez, fire prevention specialist Oscar Lopez, battalion chiefs Len DeJoria, Andrew Rucker and Dan Winder, and Capt. Joey Meins. Capt. Chris Simpson and firefighter Cody Wood could not attend the event.

The hiring and promotions have occurred since July, with the most recent occurring earlier this month.