Freeport Fire Department swears in new hires

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FREEPORT, Ill. (WIFR) Two men whose lifelong dream to be firefighters came true Monday as they're sworn in to the Freeport Fire Department.

Benjamin Graff and Kevin Meads both knew they wanted to be firefighters when they were in high school. They both have volunteered and worked at other area departments but took a big step in their careers by being officially sworn in at full time positions. They say they're excited to have been surrounded by family and friends today and are excited to serve the community.

“The thing I'm most excited for is being able to serve the community that I live in. We recently moved here. Just being able to do the best I can for the town and working with a great group of guys and having fun doing it,” said Kevin Meads.