By Jennifer McRae

DENVER (CBS4)– The Denver Fire Department welcomed 22 new firefighters into its ranks on Friday. The graduation ceremony took place on the Metropolitan State University of Denver campus.

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A quarter of the group graduated from MSU Denver’s Fire and Emergency Response Program.

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Overall the Denver Fire Department has more than 1,000 firefighters.

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Jennifer McRae