NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - In a special ceremony Saturday at Montague Terrace, the North Charleston Fire Department paused to honor city firefighters, with some promoted to the ranks of Engineer, Captain, and Battalion Chief.
Others were honored for their heroism, and told stories of the often dangerous, and possibly deadly career.
The promotion ceremony included a formal badge pinning for 25 department firefighters. The department also recognized significant accomplishments, and presented awards for longevity. Retirees were gifted a ceremonial ax.
City Fire Chief Greg Bulanow called it a "privilege," to honor his team, and said it takes an exceptional person to serve, while also risking their lives for others.