VICKSBURG – Mayor Flaggs announces plans to recommend to the City of Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen a new organizational chart for the Vicksburg Fire Department, as well as announce the new Fire Chief, Derrick Stamps and Associate Fire Chief, Harry “Trey” Martin, III. Stamps has been with the Vicksburg Fire Department since 2000, and was promoted to Deputy Fire Chief in July 2017. Martin has been with the Vicksburg Fire Department since January 2003, and was promoted to Deputy Fire Chief in July 2017.
Derrick Stamps received his Bacholers of Science from Waldorf University, majoring in Fire Science Administration. He received his professional degree from the United States Fire Administration. Stamps prides himself on being visible and accessible to the citizens and visitors of Vicksburg, MS.
Mayor Flaggs is confident that Deputy Chief Martin is highly qualified for this position and will provide high-quality services to the Vicksburg, MS community. He is a Certified EMS Driver, Certified EMT-Paramedic, and a Registered Nurse. In 2013, Martin received the “AirCare Award of Excellence” from the University of Mississippi Medical Center, which is reserved for first-responders who demonstrate extrodinary professionalism while providing exceptional care to injured or critically ill patients.
As Fire Chief, Stamps will plan, direct, and coordinate activities of the fire department, including fire prevention and suppression, emergency medical services, disaster planning, and hazardous material mitigation by performing duties personally or through subordinate supervisors. The fire chief will create and implement budget strategies for the Vicksburg Fire Department.
As Associate Fire Chief, Martin will assist Chief of the Fire Department on a daily basis, or in absence of the Fire Chief, he will plan, direct, and coordinate activities of the fire department, including fire prevention and suppression, emergency medical services, disaster planning, and hazardous material mitigation.See a typo? Report it here.