City of Laurel held promotion and swearing-in ceremony for nine members of the Laurel Fire Department

Posted on: August 30, 2022

On Monday, August 15 at 9 a.m., the City of Laurel held a promotional ceremony for seven current firefighters and swore in two new firefighters.

During the well-attended ceremony in the City Council Chambers in City Hall, Captain Robby McLaurin was promoted to battalion chief; Lieutenants Charles Newell, Joel Buckhaults, and Kenneth Boyd were promoted to captains; and firefighters Marreo Lindsey, Seth Bigler, and Jermaine Cobbins, the department’s 2020 Firefighter of the Year, were promoted to lieutenants. Christopher Ellis and Michael Rabalais were sworn in as firefighters.