Jason Collier has worn a number of hats at the Meridian Fire Department since 1996. He’s been a driver, senior firefighter, captain, fire marshal and now he is deputy fire chief. His career in the fire service began before all of that.
The Marion Police Department is gearing up to provide children with school supplies for the upcoming school year. They say it's all about community policing and making sure everyone has what they need.
In our latest First Responders we meet Meridian Fire Marshal Vince Vincent. Vincent became Fire Marshal for the city of Meridian in February of 2020, but his tenure in the Meridian Fire Department started long before that.
In our latest First Responders we meet a longtime sheriff. Kemper County Sheriff James Moore has been involved in protecting the community for several years, but in this edition of First Responders, we learn more about the man in the uniform.
In this edition of First Responders, we honor some of Meridian’s bravest firefighters. A group of them were recently recognized for their life saving efforts. Without them, the city of Meridian would have lost five citizens to emergency events in 2019.
We head to the town of Marion where we find a two year member of the department. Jared Schultz has a passion for his role in law enforcement and says the community in Marion helps make it very rewarding.
In our latest First Responders segment, we meet up with Deputy Kara Clark with the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department. We talked with her about her role with the Department and as a school resource officer.
Volunteer fire departments do a lot. Where the city limit ends, the coverage for them begins. There are 16 volunteer fire departments in Lauderdale County. Those are divided into 22 stations. The number of volunteers isn’t where it needs to be to insure full coverage every time something happens.