Mayor Toby Barker swearing in a new firefighter to HFP. (Photo source: WDAM)
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -
The Hattiesburg Fire Department added another firefighter to the ranks today after a brief swearing-in ceremony at City Hall.
Michael Wheelock was sworn in by Mayor Toby Barker as a lateral transfer, back to the Hattiesburg Fire Department.
Wheelock is a graduate of South Jones High School, and he is coming back to the city as a re-hire from spending a few years working in the oil industry. He holds Firefighter 1001 and 1002 certifications, and he is certified as both a Hazardous Material Technician and Rope Rescue Technician.
The department is still taking applications for anyone interested in applying for either academy, slated to begin in February.