Brookfield Fire Capt. Matt Gordon has retired.
Gordon’s last official day was Sept. 30; his last day of work was Sept. 27, said Chief David Masirovits.
Gordon had more than 20 years with the department.
“He didn’t want much,” Masirovits said. “He wanted to kind of fade away.”
“He definitely was a good employee,” said Trustee Dan Suttles.
Masirovits agreed, noting that although Gordon had applied for the chief’s job that was awarded to Masirovits, Gordon became a “huge advocate for me and the changes in the department,” Masirovits said. “He and I have become friends.”
promoGordon was looked up to by the department members and always advocated for the highest standard of care, the chief said.
Gordon plans to work part-time at Brookfield in the future, but is moving into a full-time position as emergency medical service coordinator at Trumbull Regional Medical Center, Warren, Masirovits said.
“It’s definitely a step up for him,” the chief said. “It’s like he’s taking the chief’s position. It’s a prominent position in the community and, with his compassion and standard of care, he’s going to do well.”
Firefighter Nick Graf will take over Gordon’s duties in overseeing the emergency medical service side of the department, and Lt. Steve Smoot will be promoted to captain, Masirovits said.