Personnel promoted to Battalion Chief - Ken Miller
Personnel promoted to Captain - David Carter, Kail Mann, Donald Payne, David McCullough
Personnel promoted to Lieutenant - Steve Califf, Craig Cannon, Mike Casievich, Brady Deal, Lee Frady, Robby Kelly, Mike McLean, Steve Smith, Tim Wall, Mike Whatley, Mark Woodham, Clay Yarborough, Cody Tredeau, Joseph Martin
Personnel Promoted to Fire Apparatus Operator- , Charles Bray, Brandon Calhoun, Chip Campbell, Josh Carr, Danny Crowe, Josh Duck, Matthew Dutton, Randy Loyd, Ryan McDonald, Andy Moon, Kevin Myers, Nick Oliveri, Frank Palombo, Tyler Parzych, Lester Pittman, Casey Pressley, Jimmy Robinson, Patrick Simoes, Michael Morris, Will Townsend
Personnel promoted to Relief Driver - Keith Buckhault, Chance Hall, Mike Head, John Heyman, Dan Holtslander, Taft Hooks, Melissa Larson, Mike Lee, Sam Lee, Bobby Litmon, Nick Lynn, Simon McCullough, Russ McHugh, Dustin Miller, Tommy Mobley, Brian Murphy, Beau Russell, Adam Satterfield, Bob Scruton, Zaine Sharpnack, Paul View, Mike Woodall, Scott Young, Tommy Huff, Jeremy Richardson
New recruits: Elizabeth White, Timothy Couch, Steven Bray, George Cox, and James DeRose, James Pickett, Omar Ware, Alex Barhite, Gerell Goolsby, James White, Nathan Watts, Derek Frazier, Jacade Long, and Richard Pickens.
Saturday was a proud day for many employees of Rockdale County Fire-Rescue. On June 15, RCFR held a Promotional/Graduation ceremony for 78 employees at Conyers First United Methodist Church in Olde Town Conyers. The personnel promoted ranged from the position of Relief Driver through Battalion Chief. This is the largest number of personnel promoted at one time in RCFR history.
In all, there were:
• 25 Firefighters promoted to Relief Driver
• 20 Relief Drivers promoted to Fire Apparatus Operator(FAO)
• 14 FAOs promoted to Lieutenant
• 4 Lieutenants promoted to Captain
• 1 Captain Promoted to Battalion Chief
In addition to all of the above mentioned personnel being promoted, RCFR also celebrated the graduation of "Recruit Class 1301." This in-house recruit training began on February 4 and was an intense training schedule that lasted 14 weeks. All personnel that graduated from this recruit school emerged with valuable credentialing certificates.
New Recruits: (Pictured) Front row, left to right: Elizabeth White, Timothy Couch, Steven Bray, George Cox, and James DeRose. Back row, left to right: James Pickett, Omar Ware, Alex Barhite, Gerell Goolsby, James White, Nathan Watts, Derek Frazier, Jacade Long, and Richard Pickens.