EDINBURG – At a special badge ceremony at the Edinburg council chambers Chief Shawn Snider welcomed five new firefighters and promoted six firefighters to drivers.

The candidates completed a 17-week fire training as well as a 12-18 month probationary period.

Also at the ceremony Chief Snider introduced 11 of the 13 new cadets that have begun training to become firefighters and told them to honor the history of the department.

“This is our 90th year,” Snider told the cadets. “You represent that.”