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.