ALBEMARLE, VA (CBS19 News) -- It's a big day for Albemarle County Fire Rescue as they present their newest batch of firefighters. 

All of the new firefighters have received training on emergency medical technician skills, firefighter survival, car seat installation, emergency vehicle operations, and other skills necessary for success.

The ACFR held two recruit schools for a total of 27 recruits. This is a huge step for not only the firefighters but the department as well. 

Earlier today the recruits and staff were offsite participating in a graduation day tradition, preparing for the big ceremony. Their pinning ceremony took place at Monticello High School to celebrate their accomplishments.