James is currently a member of the Clayton Fire Company, No. 1 Inc..
James L. Cubbage Jr. joined the Clayton Fire Company on Jan 12, 1965, following his father James L. Cubbage Sr. into the fire service. Chief Cubbage not only made the fire service a part of his volunteer life but also his professional career serving the citizens of Delaware as a Deputy State Fire Marshal. He rose to the rank of Assistant State Fire Marshal- Chief of Investigations. He retired after 30 years in 2002. During his career he received Fireman of the Year in 1967, Life Membership in the Clayton Fire Company in 1981, Kent County Fireman of the Year in 2008 and 4 Hurst Rescue Tool Green Cross Awards. Jim is a member of the Delaware & Del-Mar-Va Fireman’s Associations Hall of Fame. In 2010 Chief Cubbage was named Chief Emeritus of the company becoming only the 4th member to receive that title. During his career Jim has held the offices of Fire Chief, Deputy Chief, 1st Asst. Chief, 2nd Asst. Chief, Captain, Lieutenant, Safety Officer, Fire Recorder, President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Director. Jim also served the DVFA as secretary, retiring in 2010. He is a member and judge with the Shamrocks Judges Association. He is also a certified KCBS BBQ judge. Chief Cubbage is a member and Past Worshipful Master of the Harmony Lodge #13 A.F. & A.M. and belongs to several Masonic organizations. He is retired from his position as NIMS/IMT Coordinator for DEMA in Smyrna. Jim was Past President of the Kent County Volunteer Firemen's Association and was inducted into the DVFA Hall of Fame in 2002. James L. Cubbage, Jr., and his wife Nancy reside in Smyrna, Delaware.