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Jones County firefighters receive certificates

Jones County volunteer firefighters wait to receive certificates during a graduation ceremony Saturday night. Jones County volunteer firefighters wait to receive certificates during a graduation ceremony Saturday night.
ELLISVILLE, MS (WDAM) -

Nearly three dozen dedicated firefighters from different Jones County departments were recognized for important achievements Saturday evening. They received various levels of certification at a graduation ceremony hosted by the Jones County Fire Council.

14 were recognized for completing Firefighter I training and four were certified for Firefighter I Upgrade.

Others received certificates for hazardous materials awareness and operations and eight experienced firefighters graduated as Mississippi Certified Volunteer Firefighters.

"These people are really dedicated, they really worked hard and they're devoted to what they do," said Dan McKenna, Jones County Fire Coordinator. "We're really proud of all volunteers in Jones County," he said. 

Saturday's graduates put in nearly 435 hours of classroom and practical training for their various certifications.

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