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Captain Dennis Thurman joined the Rogers Fire Department in March of 2001. Dennis began his career in February of 1999 with the Fayetteville Fire Department. He became a paramedic in 2005, graduating paramedic school as class valedictorian.
Dennis became an associate faculty member at the Northwest Arkansas Community College in 2001, teaching both fire science and EMS courses and was named co-coordinator of the Fire Science program in 2011. From 2009 to 2011, Dennis served as a field instructor for the Oklahoma State University Fire Service Training technical rescue programs.
Dennis, a 10-year member of the RFD Special Operations Team, was appointed Technical Rescue Coordinator in 2010. He was promoted to the rank of Captain in June 2011 and was placed in charge of Truck 5 and Rescue 5. Dennis is currently serving as a Captain in the Training Division where he was assigned in August of 2012.