Four Sedalia firefighters were recognized during a brief pinning ceremony that occurred near the start of Monday night's City Council meeting.

Bradley Burton, Troy Turner and Steven Lamb were pinned by loved ones, while Aleksey Razumovsky was unable to attend due to working a structure fire on 16th Street, according to Fire Chief Greg Harrell.

Bradley was pinned by his father Craig Burton, Troy was pinned by his girlfriend Brittany Hyronemus and Steven was pinned by his father Chris Lamb.

All four were recently promoted within the Sedalia Fire Department and issued a new badge that signifies their new rank and a leather ID shield worn on their helmet, thus ending their probationary period, Harrell explained. “It's an important step in their career and in their life,” he said.

Harrell added that Razumovsky will receive his badge on Tuesday morning.