Several men and women with the Kern County Fire Department earned a promotion today at the annual badge pinning ceremony held at City Hall.
KCFD Chief Brian Marshall said the work they do requires a team effort from the dispatchers to the people on the front lines.
"Every firefighter who gets promoted to a new rank earns their badge, we do not just hand out a badge," Chief Marshall said.
Firefighters said that promoting isn't easy. It involves simulations, written and oral exams.
They said all the work is worth it when they receive their new badge.