First Fire Protection District of Antioch Township Celebrates Consolidation with the Swearing in of the Officers and Members
By Administration
February 21, 2017

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:

Jon Cokefair

Deputy Chief
Chris Lienhardt

Deputy Chief of
Support Services
Lenard Sakalowski

Assistant Chiefs
Jim Cook
Rich Meltzer

Battalion Chiefs
Joe DuShane
Dave Nellessen
Tim Taylor

Diana Horton
Brian Jones
Eric Liebert
Chris Nixon
Nolan Ryan
Jay VandeBerg

Lieutenants Justin Bolsinger
Matt Dykiel
Ryan Keefe
Scott Maplethorpe
Orion Rich
Alex Tanner
Jamie White
Matt Young

Active Members
All Present

Support Services
All Present