Firefighters receive lieutenant promotions | News
Firefighters Jim Payne and Joey Jones can now be officially addressed as Sir.
Payne and Jones received their Lieutenant’s badges and congratulatory handshakes from Chief Mike Connelly and Asst. Chief Paul Anslinger during the brief ceremony held at the EFD Administration Building this morning.
Payne, a 10 year veteran of the department has been assigned to Ladder #1 on SE 8th Street since 2008. Payne was surrounded by his wife, daughter and about 10 other crew members from Station #1.
Jones, a 14 year veteran of the department has been assigned to Quint #8 since 2011. Jones had his wife, son & daughter in attendance as well as the rest of his crew from Quint 8.
The new Lieutenants will be receiving their new assignments later this week.