On February 16, 2017 the First Fire Protection District of Antioch Township celebrated the consolidation of the Village and District Fire Departments at Antioch High School. Colors were proudly presented by the Departments Honor Guard. President Dean Pedersen of the First Fire District presided over the ceremony until the swearing in of Jon Cokefair as the new Fire Chief for the First Fire District. President Pedersen was joined on stage to swear in the staff by Trustee Carolyn Van Patten, Trustee Matt Tabar, District Administrator Ted Jozefiak, and Mayor Larry Hansen from the Village of Antioch.
Over 300 citizens, family members, and Public Officials were in attendance. The night of fun and celebration ended with a department photo.
Sworn members were as follows:
Deputy Chief of
Lieutenants Justin Bolsinger