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VFD promotes two new lieutenants in pinning ceremony

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Jonah Masterson and Elwin Johnson. VFD pinning ceremony
Jonah Masterson and Elwin Johnson: Photo by Keith Phillips

Two Vicksburg Fire Department firefighters/EMTs, Elwin Johnson and Jonah Masterson, were promoted to Lieutenant during a pinning ceremony on Wednesday.

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Associate Fire Chief Trey Martin, Chief Derrick Stamps Sr., Lieutenant Jonah Masterson, Lieutenant Elwin Johnson, Deputy Chief Jessica Cade, and Inspector Nathaniel Williams: Photo by Keith Phillips

Johnson and Masterson were both hired on Feb. 13, 2019, by the Vicksburg Fire Department. They were both surrounded by families and friends who gathered at the pinning ceremony to witness them continue to live their dream and proudly serve their community.

Johnson is a native of Vicksburg and a graduate of Vicksburg High School.

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The Johnson family and friends: Photo by Keith Phillips

Masterson is also a native of Vicksburg and a graduate of Porter’s Chapel Academy.

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Masterson family: Photo by Keith Phillips

Johnson and Masterson are but two examples of the hard-working individuals we have serving our community within the Vicksburg Fire Department.

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