JFD firefighter, officer of the year announced

JONESBORO, Ark. – Jonesboro firefighter Matt Vaughan and Capt. Greg Johnson have received the top awards for service in 2017 by the Jonesboro Fire Department.

Vaughan, a 10-year veteran of Jonesboro Fire Department, was chosen Firefighter of the Year because of his dedication and commitment to JFD and the community he serves, Fire Chief Kevin Miller said.

“Whether interacting with the public or around the station, Matt holds the values and principles of the JFD to the highest standard,” Miller said.

Firefighter of the Year is awarded to the firefighter that exemplifies the qualities that are critical to achieving the Jonesboro Fire Department’s mission to protect lives and property.

Johnson, who has served 28 years with JFD, was selected because he “always strives for perfection for himself, while setting the example for those he works with on each shift, whether it be in responding to emergencies, training, or the daily work routine,” Miller said.

Johnson also works as a mechanic for JFD, even coming in on days off to ensure trucks and equipment are always ready and in good condition.

The Officer of the Year is awarded to the officer who exemplifies the leadership and dedication to duty that best allows the members to achieve the Jonesboro Fire Department mission.

Press Release – Bill Campbell, City of Jonesboro

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