HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- It was a busy morning for first responders throughout the Huntington-Charleston region, but not because they were dealing with emergencies.
Huntington Firefighter Jonathan Dingess was sworn in just after 11 a.m. Thursday.
Five new potential Charleston Police officers were sworn in by Mayor Amy Shuler-Goodwin a little after 9 a.m. Thursday.
The new officers will head to the West Virginia State Police academy for a 16-week training period. If they complete that training, the group will then go through 22 weeks of additional training.
In Huntington, a new firefighter was added to the department.
Jonathan Dingess was sworn in just after 11 a.m. Thursday. The 32-year-old became an official Huntington firefighter July 1, 2019.
Dingess was a firefighter in the Myrtle Beach area for the last 10 years, but moved home in the last few years. He will be a probationary firefighter for one year.