Hebron Council President Bob Gilbert recently administered the oath of office to five new part-time firefighters/EMTs. From left to right are Jacob Gates, Brad Essick, Ryan Crabill, Zachery Petty and Taylor Smith. Brian Neighbor was sworn in the next day. Essick, Smith and Neighbor are paramedics; the others are EMT’s. Fire Chief Jack Stickradt, center, called the group “the cream of the crop.” Beacon photo by Charles Prince.