On Tuesday, December 10, the Montecito Fire Protection District marked the retirement of Communications Coordinator Jackie Jenkins, who served MFPD for 21 years.
Jenkins began in Public Safety on April 1, 1980, at California State Parks, Pt. Mugu as an YCC Crew Member. At the same agency, Jackie continued as lifeguard and seasonal Ranger until 1986, when she was hired as a Dispatcher by the Ventura County Fire Department. She served VNC until 1998 when she was hired by Montecito Fire Protection District as a dispatcher; she was promoted to the newly created Communications Coordinator position in 2010.
“Jackie’s commitment to our community and organization are well documented,” said Montecito Fire Chief Kevin Taylor during a small ceremony at last week’s board meeting. “She clearly has a passion for serving our community and is incredibly dedicated to the organization. When asked what she is most proud of from the last 39 years, Jackie indicated how fortunate she was to be part of such an amazing team here at Montecito Fire Department. Congratulations on your very well deserved retirement Jackie, you will be missed and we are grateful for your unwavering commitment to the community and organization,” he said.