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HFD welcomes two new firefighters

Mayor Toby Barker and interim Chief Stephen Mooney welcome firefighters Ethan Wigley (2nd from left) and Robert Wells to the Hattiesburg Fire Department. (Photo source: WDAM) Mayor Toby Barker and interim Chief Stephen Mooney welcome firefighters Ethan Wigley (2nd from left) and Robert Wells to the Hattiesburg Fire Department. (Photo source: WDAM)
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The Hattiesburg Fire Department welcomed two experienced firefighters to its ranks Tuesday.

Robert Wells, a firefighter who worked four years with the Pearl Fire Department near Jackson, and Ethan Wigley, who worked four years with the El Dorado, AR Fire Department, were sworn in by Mayor Toby Barker at city hall.

Interim Fire Chief Stephen Mooney said the new hires bring the total number of certified firefighters in his department to 107.

Mooney said the new firefighters' shifts and station assignments have yet to be determined.

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