HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Hattiesburg Fire Department held a small ceremony Monday, promoting five of their own to a higher rank.
Stephen Mooney was promoted to battalion chief.
Shelton Russell was promoted to lieutenant, and Brian Duncan, Joseph Collins and Ricky Sheppard were promoted to engineer.
The men were pinned with their new badges in front of friends and family at the Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center.
"These are guys that have worked extremely hard at what they do and have continued to succeed in their jobs, this is a great day for the fire department and these men and their families," Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree said.