Hall promoted in Charleston Fire Department
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA — The Charleston Fire Department recognized the promotions of several fire department employees at a ceremony held Feb. 28, in Charleston. The event was attended by families, friends and co-workers of the firefighters. Keynote speaker was Charleston Mayor Joseph Riley, and handing out the certificates and badges was Fire Chief Karan Black.
Former Haywood County resident Ryan Hall was among those receiving promotion to captain. Hall was a 2000 Tuscola High School graduate, and has been with the Charleston department for 10 years. As a senior in high school, he joined the Junaluska Fire Department. After graduation from Tuscola, he attended Haywood Community College and A-B Technical College.
Inspired by the events of Sept. 11, 2001, Hall chose to attend the SC Fire Academy and pursue a career in firefighting. He graduated from the academy in December 2002. In January 2003, Hall began his employment with the Charleston Fire department.
At 30 years of age, Hall is currently the youngest captain in the department. In 2006 Hall and two other Charleston first responders were chosen “Charleston Firefighters of the Year” for their efforts in saving the life of a Charleston police officer. The police officer, while in pursuit of an armed suspect suffered a heart attack.
On hand to “pin” Hall with his captain’s shield was his wife, Suzanne Hall. Others attending the ceremony were sons, Braeden and Carter Hall; parents, David and Jan Hall; grandmother Peggy Sheehan; and brother and SCHP Trooper, Chris Hall, and his wife, Chelsea.