Fire Department Captain receives state award

Submitted by Jessica Sells, Web Producer

Fire Department Captain receives state award

On March 15, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8989 in Kannapolis recognized Kannapolis Fire Department (KFD) Captain Brad Jordan as the state runner-up for the VFW’s 2012-2013 Firefighter Gold Medal Award.

The recognition comes one month after Captain Jordan was awarded the KFD Larry C. Phillips Fire Officer of the Year Award and is the first year that VFW Post 8989 has received state recognition.

When asked about the state award, Captain Jordan stated, “I was truly surprised to be recognized on a state level. I am truly grateful to have a job that I love and to work in a community that would nominate me for such an honor. Awards like this one would not be possible without my truck company and the many others I work with on a daily basis. I am truly blessed.”

Chief Ernie Hiers commended Captain Jordan for his recent award. “It is an honor to have one of the department’s officers recognized for the outstanding job that he does. Captain Jordan is a valuable asset to Kannapolis Fire Department and his community.”