Jim Jones Receives Governor’s Award
Southeastern Technical College (STC) Emergency Services Education Program Director Jim Jones was among Georgians recognized by Governor Brian Kemp for contributions to the profession of public safety. Governor Kemp, who gave the keynote address at the Governor’s Public Safety Awards Ceremony in Forsyth, congratulated Jones on being selected as a recipient of the 2022 Governor’s Public Safety Award (GPSA). Jones was one of three public safety professionals who were commended for outstanding contributions to their profession.
“It has been an honor to serve my community and the State of Georgia as a paramedic and EMS educator for the last 32 years. To be recognized for my service and to be selected for the Governor’s Public Service Award was a very special moment in my life that will never be forgotten. I would like to thank Toombs- Montgomery EMS and Southeastern Technical College for allowing me to develop and practice my skills and knowledge in my classroom, community, and state,” said Jones.
STC Vice President for Academic Affairs Teresa Coleman also commented on the award. “Jim Jones is the epitome of the type of person for whom this award was created because he has devoted his life to public service and emergency education. During his career at Southeastern Technical College, he trained well over 300 EMTs, AEMTs, and paramedics, thus improving the lives of the citizens in our community, as well as communities close to Vidalis — one graduate at a time. I am so thankful for his hard work, commitment, and dedication to Southeastern Technical College and our students, and I am humbled to call him my friend,” Coleman said.
Jones and the other recipients received a plaque and their names were added to the GPSA monument located inside the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC).
“The public safety profession is the cornerstone for an orderly society. It is a great honor to recognize these public safety professionals,” said GPSTC Director Chris Wigginton.