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Mo Shams, retired firefighter and chaplain, congratulates Jacob Snellen on becoming a new Bardstown firefighter. Snellen was one of the graduating class of volunteers but has since become a part-time paid firefighter. Also shown are firefighters Kevin Grayson and Kerry Monin.
Bardstown Fire volunteers graduate

Firefighters are like a family. They work together, eat together, share sleeping quarters and have each other’s backs when the heat is on. But as anyone who has ever been around a firehouse knows, many firefighters are actually related.

It’s a vocation that runs in families.

That tradition continues for the Bardstown Fire Department with its newest class of volunteers, who have completed their training and were honored in a graduation ceremony Tuesday night at the Civic Center.