They have a combined total of 234 years of experience, and on Monday, they were honored by the Corpus Christi Fire Department as they prepare for retirement.

Eight members of the CCFD are retiring, all at different ranks. The ceremony took place at the Firefighters Association Hall on Ayers.

Among those honored were S.A. Benavides, who started as a firefighter at the age of 19, he's now 66.

Kiii-TV would like to congratulate all of the firefighters and wish them and their families the best.