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Atmore F.D.’s newest captains

By By Adrienne McKenzie
Atmore Fire Department chief Gerry McGhee has recently promoted three firefighters to the captain position.
Atmore firefighters Ronald Peebles, Jeremy Blackmon and Dan Currie were recently promoted to captains after a display of hard work and dedication.
At the beginning of 2007 Atmore Fire Department captain Mike Roberts retired, creating an open captain position, McGhee said.
When Peebles, Blackmon and Currie showed excellence in the test administered, McGhee promoted each of them.
McGhee said there was also an oral interview with himself and a few chiefs from surrounding areas speaking to each captain hopeful.
Along with the position of captain comes more responsibility.
Currie has been with the Atmore Fire Department for 23 years, McGhee said.
Peebles and Blackmon have been with AFD for approximately five years and “both knew the workings of a captain,” according to McGhee.