Dedication of Engine 3313

Honoring Deputy Chief Randy Davis

Jackson Fire Department dedicated their newest Engine, 3313 on August 3, 2022. During the commissioning ceremony Engine 3311 was decommissioned after 32 years of service. Engine 3311’s last assignment was to use water from the booster tank to wash down the new Engine 3313 by Deputy Chief Randy Davis.

The ceremony included a blessing by the Department Chaplain and those in attendance wiping down the new engine with commemorative towels provided by the fire department. When the engine was wiped down it was pushed in to the fire bay where it will respond from.

Special awards were given to Deputy Chief Randy Davis for 40 years of service to the City of Jackson. The Jackson Fire Department presented Deputy Chief Davis with a custom helmet front. 

State Fire Marshal Tim Bean presented Deputy Chief Davis with an award from the State as well. It was hard to keep the secret that honoring Deputy Chief Davis was a part of the ceremony, but it didn’t leak out. Congratulations to Deputy Chief Davis on 40 years of service and still serving the citizens of Jackson. 

Engine 3311 has been donated to the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center to teach high school students firefighting. This is the first year for a new program in which students can obtain Firefighter 1 and 2 certifications as well as Emergency Medical Technician training and licensing.

Joint trainings have continued in Cape Girardeau County. North County Fire Protection District, Fruitland Area Fire Protection District, Gordonville Fire Protection District, and Jackson Fire Department did a live fire training on July 18, 2022. Jackson Fire Department, Millersville Rural Fire Protection District, and Fruitland Area Fire Protection District conducted a live fire training on July 25, 2022.

Thank you for all you do serving your communities and stay safe out there.