TORRESDALE (WPVI) --They answered a call to service and Friday several members of the Philadelphia Fire Department were moved up the ladder.
Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel led the special gathering held at the Fire Training Academy.
More than 40 men and women were promoted in the department.
Family and friends were there to cheer them on.
The commissioner also presented two Heroism Awards and 8 letters of Appreciation to individuals who went above the call of duty.