(Director-at-large) is the Director of
the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Communications Center. Serving since
1992, he was the project manager for consolidating three communications
centers into one; serving 31 public safety agencies and the project/system
manager for the regional $20M radio system utilized by 53 agencies. He is
also the team Manager for the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Communications Cache,
one of 5 regional teams of the Virginia Communications Cache. Junkins is
past Chairman of the Commonwealth of Virginia's State Interoperability
Executive Committee, served on the Executive Board of the Virginia Association
of Public Safety Communications Officials. He currently serves on the Executive
Board of the Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Training Academy, COMLINC
Advisory Board, FEMA Region III Emergency Communications Working Committee
and Broadway Volunteer Fire Department Board of Directors. He previously
worked as an RF Communications Applications Engineer for 9 years in the cable
television industry, specializing in radio frequency leakage detection systems.
He earned an applied sciences degree in Electronics Engineering Technology.
He holds several state and national certifications including Communications
Unit Leader (COML-L), COM-L Instructor, Amateur Radio licensee, Microsoft
Certified Professional, Project Manager, Fire Instructor and Emergency Medical
Technician. He has been a volunteer firefighter for over 33 years and is a life member
of the Broadway Volunteer Fire Department. Jim was awarded Chapter Life Member status in October 2016.