2020 Antioch Fire Academy Graduates
By Fire Chief Jon Cokefair
December 18, 2020

On December 17, 2020 we held a private ceremony for our 2020 Fire Academy Graduates. Aubryn Corey, Austin Tiffany, Clayton Ushkow Kemi O’Neal, Shayn Szlak, Ben Fooden were sworn in as Antioch Firefighters by Trustee Tom Dvorak. Each successfully completed our Fire Academy and passed their Firefighter Basic Operations Exam with the State of Illinois.
Retired Assistant Chief/ Instructor Bob Johnson presented FF Kemi O’Neal with the AFD PRIDE Award. A.F.D. P.R.I.D.E- Allegiance, Family, Dedication, Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Discipline, and Everyone Goes Home. The Instructors felt FF O’Neal stood above the others with these desired attributes.
Thank you to our Instructors and Students for all your hard work and dedication to our community. A special thank you to Battalion Chief Tim Taylor for leading this Academy to a very successful conclusion.