Recently, the Aurora Fire Department promoted two of its members. Firefighter Ed Grecol was promoted to lieutenant and Lt. Matt McBirney was promoted to captain. Each placed first on their respective promotional exams. The captains vacancy was created by the retirement of Brad Davis on Jan. 21. Davis served the city for 36 years eight as a police officer and 28 as a firefighter/paramedic. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1995 and captain in 2004. The promotions were the first since 2004.