The Fort Smith Fire Department recognized the outstanding achievements of two of its firefighters Friday (April 26).
Michael DeAtley was promoted from driver to captain after serving more than 15 years with the department. Heath Shofner was promoted from firefighter to driver after serving more than 13 years.
Both men were accompanied by their families who took part in the pinning ceremony. The chief says the ceremony, which the department began a few years ago, is a great way to acknowledge their accomplishments.