NEWARK — Wayne County Volunteer Fireman’s Association Banquet was held on Nov. 9 at the Newark Elks Club. President, John Reynolds presented two awards first to Shawn Jordan for “Firefighter of the Year” and second to Frank Clark for “Meritorious Service Award.” They both receive a plaque from Wayne County Volunteer Firemans Association for their awards and a Proclamation from Senator Michael Nozzollio and Assemblyman Robert Oaks.
Shawn Jordan’s write up is as follows:
RPD officers responded to 600 Monroe Avenue for a report of a man with a gun. The noticed that the officers were looking at him. The officers asked him to stop outside & he proceeded to reach for his waistband. The officers told him not to reach into his waistband but he ignored the orders & continued to reach for his gun. At this point there were around 60 to 75 people in the restaurant when the suspect fire his gun. The officers handcuffed the suspect & then were told that a female had been shot. As the officers tried to restrain the suspect, the two people that were with him started to fight with the officers. While fighting the suspects, Officer Jordan received several lacerations & his knee was bleeding extensively.
After helping to take the suspect into custody, Officer Jordan re-entered the restaurant and learned that the victim had been shot. Officer Jordan immediately ran to his vehicle, although injured himself, and grabbed the trauma kit. Officer Jordan applied a chest wound patch to and trauma gauze to the victim. This helped her breathe better & slowed her blood loss until the fire department arrived.
Officer Jordan showed great courage and professionalism under extraordinary circumstances. He was able to multitask in the most chaotic of scenes as he fought with suspects and rendered lifesaving first aid to the victim all while being injured himself. The medical staff that treated the victim said that Officer Jordan’s action allowed the patient to be rapidly transferred to the trauma center thus saving them time and helping to preserve her life.
Shawn has a daughter, Emmamarie Jordan that is seven years old. He enjoys building and flying remote control airplanes and hunting. Shawn has been a member of the Fairville Fire Department for 12 years.
Frank Clark’s write up is as follows:
Frank has been an active member of the Williamson Fire Company No. 1 for 46 years. He has served the department as a Commissioner, Secretary, Treasurer, Trustee and two terms as President. He has been on the fundraising committee, truck committee and budget committee.
He is a Past President of the Northern Central New York Volunteer Firemens Association, Wayne County Volunteer Firemans Association and Wayne County Volunteer Fire Police Association. He has served on the fire prevention, budget, legislative, auditing, by-laws, convention and fundraiser committees for all 3 Organizations. He is currently an Area 4 director and Sgt. Of Arms for the Wayne County Volunteer Fire Police Association. He has been married to his wife, Linda for 50 years, with two children, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He has served his community by coaching softball, baseball & basketball. He has served on various fundraising committees for Softball & Golf Tournaments, dinners, etc.
Next meetings for Wayne County starting at 7:30 p.m. are as follows: Jan. 20 – Sodus Center; April 21 – Williamson Fire Company; July 21 – North Rose Fire Department; Oct. 20 – Newark Fire Department.