Tuesday night was a special occasion for Mount Kisco's volunteer firefighters, as three were given the oath of office at the start of a Village Board of Trustees meeting.
The new firefighters, Glenn Marks, Matthew Muccioli and Daniel Slatery, each joined the Rescue Fire Police, one of the department's four fire companies.
Mayor Michael Cindrich, who gave the oaths, described it as being "a distinct honor for me" to swear in the Rescue Fire Police.
The three come from a variety of backgrounds. Marks is a bus driver by profession, while Slatery works at the Bedford Hills Shop Rite. Muccioli, the son of Assistant Chief Mario Muccioli, is currently a student at Westchester Community Colleage and want to also become a paid firefighter.
The new members are glad to join
Marks, on what beign a member means, said, "It means to be able to help the community, keep the community safe," and make sure nobody gets hurt.
Muccioli, to just turned 18 earlier this year, is among the youngest. Asked how he feels, he said it feels good because he can learn from other people. He is the second generation in his family to go into firefighting, his father said.
Slatery believes that joining is a way to serve and to meet new people.
Recting to the oaths, Deputy Mayor George Griffin praised Mount Kisco's history of volunteerism, and noted that there are families locally who do so across generations.
Video of the swearing in ceremonies is attached.