Son follows father's footsteps at PCB Fire Rescue
Capt. David Jordan and his son, Andrew Jordan
Panama City Beach Fire Inspector Capt. David Jordan had aspirations that his son would one day pick up his turnout gear and follow in his footsteps as a firefighter.
It officially happened recently when Andrew Jordan became one of the newest firefighters to join PCB Fire Rescue. Andrew joined the reserve unit in June and was hired as a firefighter trainee earlier this month.
Andrew is a firefighter on “A” shift and works under Battalion Chief Justin Busch.
“Seeing how the department made my father who he is today made me want to be a firefighter too,” Andrew said. “He was able to provide for his family through dedicating himself to his career. He has lived a life of service to the community.”
A Memphis Tennessee native, Capt. Jordan joined the department in 1990. He was promoted to fire inspector in 2006. He plans to retire in 2022, when he will have served the City of Panama City Beach for 32 years.
Capt. Jordan said he is happy to welcome his son to the PCB Fire Department.
"I have always been proud of Andrew and his job choices, but the day he came to me and asked how I would feel if he went to fire standards to become a firefighter for the City of Panama City Beach, was definitely an exciting day," said Capt. Jordan. "I know Andrew will make a great firefighter and in the future an officer for the department. And just maybe one day he will go into fire inspections and help with the growth of the City. Andrew has chosen a career that I have loved every minute and I know he will as well."
Panama City Beach Public Information Officer Debbie Ward can be reached at email@example.com or (850) 233-5100, Ext. 2261.