Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue announces promotions

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue recently promoted two men to captain and two to engineer.

Chris Ayers and Karl Daigle have been promoted to captain and Dustin Liddell and Rob Odom have been promoted to engineer.

“I am confident that the men selected for these positions will make MFRD proud in their new roles,” said Fire Rescue Chief Mark Foulks.


Chris Ayers is an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) and has been with MFRD since 2001. He was promoted to engineer in 2008. He was with the United States Marine Corps Military Police for four years. His certifications include: Instructor I, Officer II, Hazardous Materials, Structural Collapse, Confined Space and Rope Rescue Technician, and Swiftwater II. He served on the Spec Committee for the department’s most recent equipment purchase of the 100’ aerial platform. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, running and weight training. He is married to Cindy and they have two sons, Colton and Noah.

“I would like to thank the MFRD and all those who have helped me to get where I am today,” Ayers said. “I will certainly give my all to assist our department in being the best it can be. I love my job and the fire service.”

Karl Daigle, a paramedic, has been with MFRD since 2004. He was promoted to Engineer in 2013. He served in the United States Navy on aircraft carrier USS Constellation for four years. He is one semester away from an Associate’s Degree in Paramedicine. His certifications include: Hazardous Materials Technician, Swiftwater II, Extrication, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor, Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Instructor, and American Heart Association Training Center Faculty.  His affiliations include: Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, International Association of Fire Fighters Local 3035, and American Heart Association. His hobbies include gym, firearms/gun range, hiking, surfing, and camping. He has two daughters, Hannah and Ella.

“I am both humbled and extremely grateful for the opportunity to serve as a Captain for Murfreesboro Fire Rescue,” Daigle said. “The realization of this long-term goal has been and will continue to be very rewarding.”


Dustin Liddell, AEMT, has been with MFRD since 2007. His certifications include: Rope Rescue, Hazardous Materials, Structural Collapse, and Confined Space Technician, Swiftwater and Trench Rescue, Advanced Extrication/Big Rig Rescue, BLS Instructor, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Instructor, and Critical Incident Stress Management: Prevention Through Understanding. His affiliations include: International Association of Fire Fighters (17 years). His hobbies include shooting, golfing, fishing, kayaking, and spending time with family. He and his wife Dora have a daughter Carlie.

“I am very appreciative of this opportunity,” Liddell said. “I’m both nervous and excited and look forward to seeing where this new adventure takes me.”

Rob Odom, AEMT, has been with MFRD since 2008. His certifications include: Hazardous Materials Technician and Fire Officer II. His hobbies include fishing and golfing. He and his wife Heather have daughters Chelsey, Shelby, Emmaline, Emerson, and Emberly (due in July).

“I look forward to serving the City of Murfreesboro in my new position and continuing to learn and advance with the department,” Odom said.

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