Along with the merger of La Vista and Papillion's Fire Departments, 12 new fire fighters were added to the ranks.
Tuesday night they took the fire fighters oath.
Family members proudly packed the house at the Papillion City Council Meeting.
Matthew Watson said becoming a fire fighter has always been his dream.
"I had a lot of friends that I knew were fire fighters. And I saw the passion that they had for it, and how they loved their jobs. I wanted a job that I loved to go to everyday and love what I do everyday and not take a second for granted," said Watson.
The fire fighter's that took the oath were Ryan Boetger, Nick Kopp, Matt Hyland, Matt Watson, Derek Larson, Bret Desh, Mike Connolly, Rob Osborn, Cody Beaudin, Marty Price, Ryan Bailey and Zach Lauritzen