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3 New CFD Engineers

Crete Fire Department has gained three new engineers this past year.

Engineer/Paramedic Bolda and Platt were promoted in April of last year, and Engineer/EMT Joyce received his promotion in late January of 2021.

Engineers are responsible for driving and placement of firefighting apparatus, finding hydrants and ensuring sufficient water supply.

“The engineers are the heart of the operation. It’s the most important job” Crete Fire Chief Michael Waterman said.

Bolda, Platt and Joyce bring the total of Crete FD engineers to seven.

(From left to right: Platt, Joyce, Bolda and Chief Waterman.)

Adopt a Hydrant

The Village of Crete and Crete Fire Department is asking residents for their assistance in keeping the area around fire hydrants clear of snow. In the event of a fire, quick access to fire hydrants is critical to a favorable outcome. Below are examples of correctly cleared hydrants.

Crete Fire Department Lifesaving Award

Crete Fire Chief Mike Waterman presented lifesaving awards to Captain Jim Boehner, Lieutenant Scott Kirkpatrick, FF/EMT Kelley Grzych and FF/EMT Matthew Briggs.

The four members of the Crete Fire Department responded to a call in July of this year, saving the life of an individual in anaphylactic shock after having received a bee sting.

Crete Fire Department Life Saving Award

Crete Fire Chief Mike Waterman presents lifesaving awards to Captain Jim Boehner, Lieutenant Scott Kirkpatrick, FF/EMT Kelley Grzych and FF/EMT Matthew Briggs. The four members of the Crete Fire Department responded to a call in July of this year, saving the life of an individual in anaphylactic shock after having received a bee sting.

Posted by Village of Crete on Monday, October 12, 2020

Fire Department Drive-Thru Dinner Fundraiser

Due to COVID-19, the Crete Fire Department was unable to host its annual pancake breakfast and open house events earlier this year, both of which help raise funds for training and equipment.

A substitute ‘Drive-Thru Dinner Fundraiser’ is now planned for Friday, October 30th, 5-8pm, at Crete Fire Station 1, located 524 W. Exchange St, Crete, IL 60417. See flyer below for more information.

Crete Fire Department Drive-Thru Dinner Fundraiser