Channel 8 KLKN-TV Salutes The Firefighter of the Month for June

Channel 8 KLKN-TV, and Lincoln Mattress and Furniture Company congratulate the June Firefighter of the Month, Captain Jim George.

Captain George started his 41 year career with Lincoln Fire & Rescue as a recruit Firefighter. He was promoted to FAO on 4/30/70,  to Lieutenant on 4/30/75, and to Fire Captain on 9/1/78. Captain George has served as Captain at Station 8, Engine 8 since 1975.

Captain George is the Firefighter of the Month because of his work ethic, knowledge, self motivation and his dedication to the citizens of Lincoln for the past 41 years. Captain George has received many awards during his long career. He has received the Phoenix Award, Unit Performance Awards, Certificate of Commendation, Certificate of Recognition, Certificate of Achievement, Certificate of Merit, and is also a member of the 1,000 Point Fitness club. 

Jim has always been a hard working, self disciplined individual with the highest moral character. Jim is also a member of the NETF-1 Urban Search & Rescue Team. He serves in the position of Search Team Manager. He has been deployed to Hurricane Opal 10/95, DeBruce Grain Elevator Explosion, Sedwick Kansas 6/98, World Trade Center, N.Y. 9/01, Salt Lake City Olympics 2/02, and the Columbia Recovery Mission 3/03.  During Emergency Operations, Jim can be relied on effectively to project the safety of the citizens and Fire Department personnel. He has attended  numerous training programs and continuing education opportunities, to ensure that he possesses up to date Fire Service knowledge. 

In the recent past, Captain George was the person that was hit by a hit and run accident, riding his bike to work in the morning. He had major life threatening injuries, but through it all, kept the faith, and determination that he would again be back at work at the fire department, and has since  returned to full duty in his captain position. “Above and Beyond the Call” is a familiar phrase to the men and women of Lincoln Fire & Rescue. We feel that Captain Jim George exemplifies that philosophy in total community service.

Congratulations Captain Jim George, June's Firefighter of the Month.