Jefferson County District Court Judge John Kearney, left, swears in Ernest Jones as deputy chief of the Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services Department during a ceremony Tuesday at the department's training center. (Special to The Commercial/William Harvey)

Jefferson County District Court Judge John Kearney, left, swears in Ernest Jones as deputy chief of the Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services Department during a ceremony Tuesday at the departmentís training center. (Special to The Commercial/William Harvey)