Chris Jines

Firefighters recognized for early-morning water rescue

Firefighters recognized for early-morning water rescue

Firefighter Grant Winterberry, firefighter Chris Jines and Capt. Sean Hughes received special recognitions from Fire Chief Danny Fureigh and the Navarre Beach Fire Commissioners July 11 for their work to rescue a man and his young daughter on Navarre Beach in the morning before lifeguards had arrived for duty. On June 18 the victims were […]

Sick firefighter makes full recovery

Sick firefighter makes full recovery

Navarre Beach firefighter Chris Jines, 42, has been cleared by his doctors to return to duty after being hospitalized with a severe brain infection likely contracted while responding to a call. Jines had a case of severe encephalitis which can cause brain inflammation, headaches, flu-like symptoms, stiffness, seizures, confusion and memory loss. Encephalitis cases are generally […]

Sunday benefit to help ill beach firefighter

Sunday benefit to help ill beach firefighter

Navarre Beach firefighter Chris Jines, 42, was hospitalized earlier this month with a serious brain infection likely contracted while responding to a cardiac arrest. To help pay for his medical bills and to help keep him, his wife and two young children afloat, the Navarre Beach Fire Department will be hosting a fundraising benefit Sunday […]

Firefighters benefit from training exercises

Firefighters benefit from training exercises

A few people late to the scene wondered if perhaps there was a fire or some other serious emergency going on at Beach Colony East on Navarre Beach Wednesday morning. They quickly discovered there was no need to worry. The Navarre Beach Fire Department was simply conducting a ladder truck training exercise at the condo […]