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Posted on: March 2, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Two Promoted to Captain, Two Promoted to Engineer

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue promoted two to Captain and two to Engineer this week.

Chris Ayers and Karl Daigle were promoted to Captain and Dustin Liddell and Rob Odom were promoted to Engineer. The four will begin their new assignments over the weekend.

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

Meet the New Captains

Chris Ayers, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)

With MFRD since 2001, Promoted to Engineer in 2008

United States Marine Corps Military Police-4 years

Certifications: Instructor I, Officer II, Hazardous Materials, Structural Collapse, Confined Space and Rope Rescue Technician, and Swiftwater II.

Committees: Spec Committee for the department’s most recent equipment purchase of the 100’ aerial platform

Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, running, and weight training.

Family: Wife Cindy and 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. 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, Paramedic

With MFRD since 2004, Promoted to Engineer in 2013

United States Navy on aircraft carrier “USS Constellation”-4 years

1 semester away from an Associate’s Degree in Paramedicine

Certifications: 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. 

Affiliations: Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, International Association of Fire Fighters Local 3035, and American Heart Association.

Hobbies: Gym, firearms/gun range, hiking, surfing, and camping.

Family: Two daughters, Hannah and Ella.

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

Meet the New Engineers


Dustin Liddell, AEMT

With MFRD since 2007

Certifications: 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.

Affiliations: International Association of Fire Fighters (17 years)

Hobbies: Shooting, golfing, fishing, kayaking, and spending time with family.

Family: Wife Dora and daughter Carlie.

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

Rob Odom, AEMT

With MFRD since 2008

Certifications: Hazardous Materials Technician and Fire Officer II.

Hobbies: Fishing and golfing.

Family: Wife Heather, 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.”

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