VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Captain James Clinkscales becomes the Fire Marshal of the Valdosta Fire Department on Monday.
Clinkscales recently served in the Fire Prevention Division of the Griffin Fire and Rescue Department, and has 25 years of experience in fire service, and emergency services.
He began his career as a Firefighter and quickly advanced to Fire Engineer, and was promoted to Fire Lieutenant of the division. In 2008, he was promoted to Fire Captain.
Clinkscales holds a State Deputy Fire Marshal certification from the State of Georgia, which includes the qualifications for a Certified Inspector, Certified Plans Reviewer, and State Certified Arson Investigator.
Capt. Clinkscales is a Certified Peace Officer through the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council.
Capt. Clinkscales will also serve as the VFD Public Information Officer, working with local media to inform citizens about fire safety and prevention and other VFD matters.