Prairie State College Announces Firefighter II Graduates

Chicago Heights, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Several south suburban communities have new firefighters.

Prairie State College (PSC) recently held a ceremony recognizing 18 graduates from its Firefighter II program. The vigorous, hands-on training program prepares students to become municipal firefighters and take the state fire marshal exam. The program follows the standards of the National Fire Protection Association and the Office of the State Fire Marshall.

“The firefighters who completed the spring 2010 fire academy scored better on the state fire marshal exams than any other class we have had,” said Keith Damm, PSC’s fire science coordinator and training administrator of the Flossmoor Fire Department. “The academy class was a great group who worked very hard in the classroom and on the training ground. All of these firefighters did extremely well, and I am very proud to have been a part of their fire training.”

The graduates are Thomas Aguirre, Park Forest Fire Department; Stephen Androscavage, Crete Township Fire Protection District; Jonathan Boersema, Crete Fire Department; Jason Cifelli, Chicago Heights Fire Department; Kyle Freundt, East Hazel Crest Fire Department; Matthew Gocal, Beecher Fire Protection District; David Graham, Thornton Fire Department; Warren Holloway, Flossmoor Fire Department; Eileen Kelly, Chicago Heights Fire Department; Adam Kolberg, Park Forest Fire Department; Edward Kwiatkowski, Steger Estates Fire Protection District; Samuel Lagunas, South Chicago Heights Fire Department; William Lambert, Sauk Village Fire Department; Thomas Marconi, Park Forest Fire Department; Michael McNicholas, Flossmoor Fire Department; Anthony Paplomatas, Crete Township Fire Protection District; Kevin Toberman, Crete Fire Department; and Timothy Wrenn, Flossmoor Fire Department.