Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri has appointed two individuals to the Utica Fire Department.

Joshua Edwards and Gabriel Grann were sworn-in on Tuesday in a ceremony in the Mayor's Office at City Hall.

Edwards and Grann were chosen based on civil service scores, physical exams, physical agility tests, psychological exams and personal interviews.

Edwards will begin a 14-week training program at the Utica Fire Academy on Wednesday.

Grann has already gone through the academy and will receive three more weeks of training.