The Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department has promoted Kurt McMahan to captain, according to a press release.
McMahan has been with the department since September 1994. Over the years, he has obtained the following certifications: firefighter I and II, fire apparatus operator, officer I and II, and instructor I and II.
He is also a certified EMT-IV and a hazardous materials technician.
He has been an acting captain for the department for more than 14 years.
McMahan has been involved in the department's extracurricular activities. He served on MFRD's Honor Guard from 2000-2011 and was a part of the Fire Prevention play Dante's Dance from 2004-2008.
In 2012, along with his crew, McMahan received the Firefighter of the Month award for a first responder rescue.
McMahan will train for four shifts with his shift commander and began his assignment Monday at Station 6 in Murfreesboro.
"We congratulate Capt. McMahan in this endeavor," Assistant Chief Kaye Jernigan said. "We know he will do a good job."