VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - The Valdosta Fire Department had three new Battalion Chiefs and one new Captain Thursday.
Ronald Skrine, Jason Rowan, and Brian Boutwell were all officially promoted to Battalion Chief during a ceremony Thursday morning. James Clinkscales, Valdosta's new Fire Marshal, was officially promoted to Captain.
Valdosta's Fire Chief, Freddie Broome, said it made him proud to see them moving up through the ranks. "It's a great occasion for them and it's a great day for the department. Now, we're building on our leadership as we develop the way we're goin' in the future," said Broome.
The firefighters had around 70 years of combined experience in the fire service industry at the time of their promotions.