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Firefighter of the Month

Derrick C. Payne Named July Firefighter of the Month

Aug 9th, 2022



The Mobile Fire-Rescue Department proudly announces Firefighter Derrick C. Payneas the July 2022 Firefighter of the Month. Firefighter Payne began his career with MFRD in January 2012.


Firefighter Payne is the epitome of a great first responder. In his 10+ year career, Payne has represented the City of Mobile and the Mobile Fire-Rescue Department with the highest levels of courtesy, charm, and professionalism. As a paramedic firefighter, Payne has always taken pride in the work that he does and the patient care that he provides. Treating every patient as though they were his own family, Payne not only provides quality care but delivers the utmost respect and dignity deserving of all citizens.


Firefighter Payne is consistently a hard worker, whether performing duties around the station, on an emergency call, or in the gym. No matter how small or tall the task, his quality of work, attitude, and work ethic are second to none.