Sunday, October 22, 2017
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Vicksburg Fire Chief, Charles Atkins (pictured right), and Fire Training Officer, Derrick Stamps (pictured left), were  presented with service awards from the Mississippi Fire Chief's Association at the recent Fire Chief's Convention held in Jackson, MS. Both men were recognized for their dedication to the fire service and a career of training and certification in fire protection.

Chief Atkins, who started his career with the Vicksburg Fire Department in 1984 and appointed Chief in 2009, was presented with the Mississippi Fire Chief designation. This is the Fire Chief's Association's highest award.

Vicksburg Fire Training Officer, Derrick Stamps, was presented with the Mississippi Chief Fire Officer award at the ceremony held on June 1, 2012. Derrick began his career with the Vicksburg Fire Department in 2000.