Badge Honors: CS Firefighters Receive New Ranks

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College Station's fire department honored its own with an annual write of passage.

Twenty-five members of the fire team were recognized Tuesday night at the department's badge pinning ceremony.

In addition to 13 new employees receiving a warm welcome, 12 earned promotions.

Six were bumped up to driver/engineer. Three are now new lieutenants, and three others have now earned the rank of captain.

To Captain:
Paul Gunnels, Chris Kelley, Greg Rodgers

To Lieutenant:
Matt Harmon, Tim Sullivan, Tim Valdez

To Driver / Engineer:
Chet Barker, Canaan Blake, Matt Brunson, Ernie Goode, Leon Moore, Marvin Wagener

New employees:
Charles Almanza, Cody Blount, Michael Butschek, Michael Cole, Maxx Dooling, Jarrod Dreher, Daniel Driskell, Andrea Ferrell, Joshua Jones, Michael Miller, William Shelton, Douglas Smith, Stanley Stephenson