Fire Chief Joe Leszek shared some updates about the North Judson-Wayne Township Fire Department when the town council met last Monday.
Chief Leszek highlighted some hose technique training that the firefighters participated in during the month of September. He explained that the techniques that were taught are ones that are frequently utilized by the Valparaiso Fire Department.
The fire chief also noted the educational progress of a few of the department’s members, “Firefighter Paul Rains completed his module A and B, which is his basic mandatory firefighter class. He’s actually going to be able to run some calls for us now.” Leszek added that Rains is the process of taking the C and D module through the MAAC Center in Valpo.
He continued, “We had Firefighter Keaton Leszek just his complete his EMT written test and his practical test and passed that.” He said Keaton Leszek is just waiting to hear what date he can take his state test and once that is passed, he’ll be a licensed EMT for their department.
Chief Leszek has frequently emphasized that continuing education and finding ways to improve how the firefighters provide assistance to the community is a major focus of North Judson’s fire department.