Vicksburg Fire Department Capt. James Jones was recognized Oct. 23 at the Board of Mayor and Alderman meeting for his 30 years of service to the fire department.
Jones joined the VFD at the age of 31 and has been with the department ever since. He was very excited to receive the recognition.
“I would like to thank the chief and mayor and alderman for the recognition,” Jones said. “I thank God for allowing me to work here for 30 years, and I also thank my wife and mother.”
Jones has been more than satisfied with his career choice as he has risen through the ranks.
“It’s been a very rewarding career, and I’m happy to be a part of the Vicksburg Fire Department,” Jones said.
Jones started working for the VFD on Halloween in 1990. He is a 1978 graduate of Vicksburg High School, and he also attended Hinds Community College.
Jones has proven himself a leader and has helped to keep the community safe with his hard work and commitment.