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County Fire Department Promotes Firefighters

Four Forsyth County firefighters were promoted during a Friday evening ceremony.

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Four firefighters with the Forsyth County Fire Department were promoted during a ceremony Friday at the county fire department headquarters on Settingdown Road.

The four men promoted are:

Capt. Kevin Wallace who was promoted to the rank of Division Chief of the Fire Marshall's Office. Capt. Wallace began his career with the fire department on April 30, 1997.

Firefighter/EMT Jarrett Jenkins was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant within suppression. Lt. Jenkins began his career with the fire department on December 17, 2001.

Firefighter/EMT Michael Payne was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant within suppression. Lt. Payne began his career with the fire department on June 16, 2003.

Firefighter/EMT Todd Sliger was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant within suppression. Lt. Sliger began his career with the fire department on May 3, 2004.

Family, friends and employees with the fire department were in attendance, along with Fire Chief Danny Bowman, Capt. Jason Shivers, Commissioners Todd Levent (District 3) and Jim Boff (District 5), and former county Commissioner Chairman, Charlie Laughinghouse, who gave the invocation.

Chief Bowman told Cumming Patch he was very proud of the four men. "They have stepped forward, studied hard, set the standard and now they will be the next leader's of this department when I retire," he said.

Bowman who is close to the end of his 43 year career noted, "I feel personally safe knowing that this is the next generation to take over this department."

Commissioner Levent said he too was proud of the firefighters. "Each and every one of them worked hard to get where they are. Chief Bowman would not promote them to this rank unless he totally believed in them and they've got a lot of responsibility ahead of them."

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