Westmont, Illinois -- Date Issued: March 10, 2022
At the March 10 Village Fire Department Safety Committee Meeting, the Westmont Fire Department presented their 2021 Annual Report as well as announced staff promotions, annual service awards, and the Firefighter of the Year Award. A copy of the Fire Department 2021 Annual Report has been published on the Village Website.
The Fire Department Awards Committee presented their Westmont Fire Department Firefighter of the Year Award to Captain Joe Newton. Newton is a 21-year member of the Westmont Fire Department. Captain Newton was recognized for his professional, strong work ethic and positive attitude as well as his ability to teach and lead other firefighters. Chief Riley notes that Captain Newton has a passion for taking firefighters under his wing and assisting with their development to help ensure that they will be successful in any situation. Joe is also the coordinator of the Hazardous Materials Team.
The Village of Westmont thanks and congratulates everyone on their accomplishments and new roles. Photos from the swearing in ceremonies and award presentations are posted in the Village of Westmont photo gallery.