Archive for July 10th, 2015

John C. Hojek Jr. named Illinois Fire Chief of the Year

Excerpts from the

Hometown Fire Protection District Fire Chief John C. Hojek Jr. recently was named the Illinois Fire Chief of the Year by the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association.

Hojek was selected by the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association based on his accomplishments, including life safety advancement, innovative and entrepreneurial efforts and accomplishments, education and scholastic achievements, public service performance and more.

Since becoming fire chief in 2009, Hojek has transformed the fire district from one using volunteers to one using paid and part-time personnel that provides 24/7 coverage year-round.

“The guys are really the driving force behind our fire department,” Hojek said. “We really have a great, dedicated group of firemen. We have a lot of things in the department I take pride in. The advanced life support system we have implemented is incredible.”

Hometown has about 5,000 residents.


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As seen around … Summit

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Summit Ambulance 956 – 2011 Ford F450/Wheeled Coach. Drew Gresik photo

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Summit Squad 954 – 1997 Pierce Dash 1500/750. Josh Boyajian photo

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New ambulance for Aurora

From the Fire Service, Inc. Facebook page:

Chief John Lehman and A/C Don Davids of the City of Aurora FD, took delivery of their newest  Wheeled Coach custom Type 1 AD ambulance. This is the third Wheeled Coach for Aurora. Featuring the Ford F450 Super Duty chassis, custom interior cabinets, Cool Bar HVAC system and Whelen exterior and interior LED lighting. 

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New ambulance for Aurora. Fire Service, Inc. photo

thanks Ron

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