Captain John Friis lost his battle with cancer on October 7th, 2015. John was born in Bethesda, MD and was a retired Navy Aviation Electrician (AE1) and was a retired Captain with the Navy Regional Mid Atlantic Fire Department. He was a former resident of Virginia Beach where he had been a Virginia Beach volunteer fireman and was an honorary Captain in the Franklin Fire and Rescue.
John was a Captain at Naval Station Norfolk. He was assigned to E13 when he retired in August 2015. He has been assigned to Squad 1, Ladder 1, Tower 11, Engine 1, Engine 4, and Engine 5 during his career. He was also a member of the Maritime Incident Response Team (MIRT).