More than 250 local first responders, Suffolk County elected officials, government employees and friends said farewell to Commissioner John G. Jordan, Sr., earlier this month after 14 years of service with the Suffolk County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services (FRES).

Prior to serving as FRES Commissioner, Commissioner Jordan was Deputy Commissioner from 2012-2018 and started his FRES career in the Office of Emergency Management in 2007. During his tenure, Commissioner Jordan oversaw the County’s emergency response to the Covid-19 pandemic and served as Deputy Incident Commander during Superstorm Sandy.

Commissioner Jordan has been a first responder in various capacities for more than 30 years, and continues to serve in the North Babylon Volunteer Fire Company today.

– Fire News photos by Ron Monteleone, story by Peter Guaraldi, SCFRES-PIO