Bentonville Fire Department Celebrates 11 Promotions

Posted: February 4, 2014 at 5 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO BEN GOFF Bentonville Fire Chief Brent Boydston, left, looks on Monday as Krystal Bequette places a pin on her husband, Joey Bequette, who is being promoted to the rank of captain, during a promotion ceremony for 11 officers in the department at Fire Station No. 1 in Bentonville.

Eleven Fire Department employees were promoted Monday at a ceremony. The amount of promotions at one time was unprecedented for the department, Chief Brent Boydston said.

At A Glance

Fire Department Promotions

The Bentonville Fire Department promoted 11 employees Monday. Those promoted and their length of time with the department are as follows:

A Shift Deputy Chief Curtis Sharp, 24 years, 6 months

B Shift Deputy Chief Kevin Boydston, 28 years

C Shift Deputy Chief Larry Horton, 31 years, 3 months

A Shift Battalion Chief Justin Scantlin, 15 years, 5 months

B Shift Battalion Chief Marcus Williams, 17 years, 8 months

C Shift Battalion Chief Jeremy Metcalf, 12 years, 7 months

A Shift Captain Joey Bequette, 5 years, 9 months

A Shift Captain Joel Freemster, 12 years, 11 months

A Shift Captain Randall Nelson, 13 years, 2 months

B Shift Captain Justin Cavness, 14 years

B Shift Captain Matt Perkins, 11 years, 2 months

Source: Bentonville Fire Department

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