The Albany Fire Department is welcoming 14 new recruits to its force.
Mayor Kathy Sheehan will swear in the new firefighters during a ceremony at City Hall on Friday afternoon at 2 p.m.
The firefighters replace ones who have recently retired.
In a statement released on Thursday, Mayor Sheehan said, “The Albany Fire Department has a long tradition of service to the residents of and visitors to the city of Albany. It is exciting to welcome the next generation of firefighters to active service.”