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Hattiesburg Firefighters Promoted

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Three Hattiesburg firefighters were promoted.

Mayor Johnny DuPree swore in Roderick Crowell, Stephen Barrett and Brandon Lee in a ceremony Tuesday afternoon.

Crowell was pinned by his father.  Barrett and Lee were pinned by their wives and daughters.

All three have about 28 years experience between them.  They each were promoted to engineer.

HFD Assistant Chief Paul Presley explained an engineer drives the fire-trucks, pumps the trucks and sometimes runs the station as an acting Lieutenant.

They're already in a position where they know the job," Presley said.  "They've just got to go out, and now they have more responsibility, so you've got guys that are well trained and ready to go."

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