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.