“They risk their lives every day,” Enterprise Mayor William “Bill” Cooper told those attending the June 4 city council meeting. “They leave their families every day, going to make sure that our city is safe.”

Cooper and Enterprise Fire Chief Byron Herring were among those congratulating Enterprise firefighters Donnie Maddox and Joey Stephenson upon their promotion to Lieutenant and Captain, respectively.

Maddox, who has been with the Enterprise Fire Department for 13 years, is assigned to the Westside Fire Station.

Stephenson, who has been with the Enterprise Fire Department for 18 years, will serve as the captain over “A” Shift.

“Anytime you see one of those (fire) trucks going down the street it’s either to an accident or to put out a fire,” Cooper said. “The equipment we have is second to none, the personnel we have is second to none. Chief, I congratulate you on what you are doing”

“Being promoted in the fire department is not something that happens overnight,” Herring told those attending the council meeting. “It’s a long process. They are promoted based on their performance evaluations, their written exams, their years in service and then they go before the evaluation board.

“Families, whether you know it or not, y’all got promoted, too,” Herring said, thanking the firefighter’s families for their support.

“In the fire department we have a saying, ‘We’re all in this together,’” Herring said. “If we do good, we all do good together,

“If we do bad,” Herring added with a smile. “Well, somebody’s got to take the blame.”Two Enterprise firefighters promoted

By Michelle Mann

mmann@southeastsun.com

“They risk their lives every day,” Enterprise Mayor William “Bill” Cooper told those attending the June 4 city council meeting. “They leave their families every day, going to make sure that our city is safe.”

Cooper and Enterprise Fire Chief Byron Herring were among those congratulating Enterprise firefighters Donnie Maddox and Joey Stephenson upon their promotion to Lieutenant and Captain, respectively.

Maddox, who has been with the Enterprise Fire Department for 13 years, is assigned to the Westside Fire Station.

Stephenson, who has been with the Enterprise Fire Department for 18 years, will serve as the captain over “A” Shift.

“Anytime you see one of those (fire) trucks going down the street it’s either to an accident or to put out a fire,” Cooper said. “The equipment we have is second to none, the personnel we have is second to none. Chief, I congratulate you on what you are doing”

“Being promoted in the fire department is not something that happens overnight,” Herring told those attending the council meeting. “It’s a long process. They are promoted based on their performance evaluations, their written exams, their years in service and then they go before the evaluation board.

“Families, whether you know it or not, y’all got promoted, too,” Herring said, thanking the firefighter’s families for their support.

“In the fire department we have a saying, ‘We’re all in this together,’” Herring said. “If we do good, we all do good together,

“If we do bad,” Herring added with a smile. “Well, somebody’s got to take the blame.”

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