Former Emergency Management Agency director Allan Green passed away Tuesday.

In a post on their Facebook page, Jones Emergency Management said, "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Allan Green... Chief Green is a legend in the Fire Service and Emergency Management. A honorable man."

Green is credited with modernizing the department during his 34 years as a chief and EMA Director for the county before he retired in 2009.

He oversaw the construction of several new fire stations, and modernized the training and trucks to transform the crews from fire fighters into fire rescue teams. 

Allan Green, Former Jones County EMA Director
Jones County EMA Director Allan Green,here with his wife Shirley, retired in 2009 after 34 years with the department.

There is a visitation for Green on Thursday, July 13th from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Greenwood Baptist Church.

They'll have services at the same location on Friday the 14th at 2 p.m. 

Hart's Mortuary is handling funeral arrangements.

Allan Green was 81 years old.