Charles Harris, Firefighter of the YearFire Lieutenant Charles Harris was recently honored by the Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent Club as Firefighter of the Year. He began his firefighting career with the Vicksburg Fire Department almost 22 years ago, in March 1992. He attained Emergency Medical Technician certification through training at Hinds Community College. Lieutenant Harris has attended numerous courses at the Mississippi Fire Academy including Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighter, Rope Rescue I and II, Confined Space training, and Hazardous Materials training.

Lieutenant Harris is a member of Cedar Grove M.B. Church and is a graduate of Warren Central High School. He is married to Etta C. Harris, and they have one daughter, one grandson, a goddaughter, a god granddaughter, and a god grandson.