History was made the morning of June 4 at the South Walton Fire District headquarters as nine personnel were promoted to the ranks of district chief, lieutenant and sergeants.

Nearly 80 family members, friends, SWFD Fire Board Commissioners, SWFD staff and crews were all on hand as Fire Chief Rick Talbert commissioned these nine officers. Family members then officially “pinned” badges/collar brass onto each new officer’s uniform.

The new SWFD officers are: District Chiefs — Brian Hughes, Daniel LaTour and Glen Kuehner; Lieutenants — Jimmy White, Chris Powell and John Adams; Sergeants — Jason Durko, Luke Lewis and Matt Cramer.