Pair of new firefighters welcomed in Watervliet

The Watervliet Fire Department welcomed two new firefighters on Thursday.

Evan Cote and Kenneth Keefer are both lifelong residents of Watervliet, and graduated from Watervliet High School.

Cote has been a member of the volunteer fire department in Loudonville since 2014. Keefer is a member of the Schuyler Heights Fire Department.

The mayor of Watervliet said that it was special for him to have watched the two new recruits grow up and see them in their new role serving the community.