PETAL, MS (WDAM) - The Petal Fire Department promoted three firemen to the rank of engineer.
Adam James, Ron Swartz, and Kenny Speed, were pinned in a ceremony at the fire station on Fairchild Road Friday morning. All three have about six years experience with the department. Assistant Chief Shane Pickett says the promotions will be a big help to the department as it continues to grow.
"We've grown over the past couple of years and now we are getting to the point where rank structure is moving in," said Pickett. "Their job's will be to take over the engines and to make sure they are all running properly and pumping properly for fires."
The promotions bring the number of engineers in the department to nine.