They’re the first of what county fire officials hope will be many more.
Caty Harrod and Nik Kuchmy, members of the inaugural cadet program with the Anderson County Fire Department, were promoted last week to the status of recruit.
It’s a title neither is expected to hold for long.
“We hope to have them be fully certified firefighters within the next two months,” said Major Chris Harrod, who helps oversee the program and is Caty’s father.
“They won’t have recruit helmets for long.”