Chad Jenkins Marion Fire Department Engineer Hired February 26, 2008 Assigned to Station 6 and drives Engine 6 and Ladder 1
Chad Jenkins has been in the fire service since 1999. He is a member of the Marion Fire Department, and a volunteer at Washington Township Fire Department.
Jenkins saw a need to help both departments by writing a regional grant for Thermal Imaging Cameras. He and Washington Fire Chief Aaron Knight submitted the FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant last spring. This summer, we received a call from U.S. Representative Susan Brooks officially awarding us with the grant. Washington Township will receive $31,912 toward 2 new cameras and the Marion Fire Department will receive $95,736 toward 6 new cameras.
The success of the Marion Fire Department is built by firefighters like Chad Jenkins. His passion and love for the job is exhibited by how hard he works. He is self-motivated and always looking for work to do or projects to start. I think it was great that he was able to help us with our needs, and at the same time help Washington Township with their needs. — Chief Geoff Williams, Marion Fire Department
Congratulations, Chad! You display outstanding initiation and leadership. Thank you for working to improve the Marion Fire Department, and for collaborating with other organizations to make Marion a safer city.
The Employee Spotlight award is given as a result of a recommendation by the employee’s direct supervisor. The purpose of the Employee Spotlight is to recognize the outstanding work of City of Marion employees as well as build morale by providing another source of recognition for great work or a display of great character.