|New Lenox Fire Protection District Swears in District Firefighter/Paramedics, Promotes Lieutenant and Battalion Chief|
|By New Lenox Fire Protection District|
|August 7, 2020|
This week, the New Lenox Fire Protection District (NLFPD) held a swearing in ceremony to officially swear in Firefighter/Paramedics (FF/PM) as district employees. The NLFPD also promoted a Lieutenant and Battalion Chief during the swearing in ceremonies.
On Wednesday, August 5th, FF/PM Eric Chmura, FF/PM Thomas Comise, FF/PM Michael Donath, FF/PM Matthew Duda and FF/PM Jereme Leahy were sworn in as a district Firefighter/Paramedics with the NLFPD.
“These men and women have all worked extremely hard to get to where they are, and we couldn’t be prouder of them for their efforts,” stated Chief Adam Riegel. “We want to congratulate them on all they have done and thank them for helping us become stronger as a district.”
In order to make it onto the district eligibility list, firefighters must go through a series of tests over a six-month period. These include written, oral, and interactive assessments conducted by the Board of Fire Commissioners. After the first test, the number of candidates is cut to approximately half. Those not cut continue on with the next assessments. Once each person is assigned a score, they are ranked, based on those scores and their names are posted for two years on an eligibility list. Once hired, the firefighters go through a year probationary period before they are officially sworn in.