Eight Hattiesburg firefighters promoted in ceremony

Eight Hattiesburg firefighters were promoted Wednesday night in Hattiesburg.
Eight Hattiesburg firefighters were promoted Wednesday night in Hattiesburg.

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Eight Hattiesburg firefighters took on new responsibilities Wednesday night. They received promotions during a ceremony at the Sherrill Community Center. The promotions included:

Brady D. Ingram-promoted to Battalion Chief

Derrick Shaw-promoted to Captain

Jeff Morgan-promoted to Lieutenant

Marcus Smith-promoted to Lieutenant

John Caffey-promoted to Engineer

Robert Dillard-promoted to Engineer

William Lewis-promoted to Engineer

Brian Sheffied-promoted to Engineer

Fire Chief David Webster also recognized the department's Combat Challenge Team, which has qualified for an upcoming national competition of firefighter skills in South Carolina.

"It's just a competition in skills that are really part of every firefighter's skill set," said Webster.

That challenge team competition will be held in November.

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