The Pontiac Fire Department has taken a big step in working toward their goal of upgrading Squad 66 from Basic Life Support (BLS) Non-Transport to Advanced Life Support (ALS) Non-Transport apparatus by sending 4 firefighters to Paramedic course at OSF Saint James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center. The course began on June 17th, 2020 and will conclude in September 2021.
The 4 students are FF. Caleb Freese, FF. Josh Easton, FF. Josh Lanning, and FF. Devon Johansen. With the addition of current FF. / Paramedic Dillon "Eddie" Prendergast the department will have a total of 5 Paramedics on the department. Once the firefighters have received their Paramedic license the department will upgrade Squad 66 to the ALS level.
The Pontiac Fire Department would like to recognize Lt. Ryan Hanson on his anniversary with the department. Lt. Ryan Hanson has proudly served our community for 16 years. Thank you for your service to our community and leadership within the fire department!
Graduation from Basic Operations Firefighter Academy
March 13th, 2020
The Pontiac Fire Department is proud to announce that Probationary FF. Joshua Lanning has graduated from the BOF Academy that was held for 9 weeks at NIPSTA in Glenview, IL. Prob. FF. Lanning is now assigned A (Black) Shift. We have very high hopes for him and his future with the fire department.
The Pontiac Fire Department would like to recognize Capt. Andrew Hoeniges on his anniversary with the department. Capt. Hoeniges has proudly served our community for 19 years. Thank you for your service to our community and leadership within the fire department!
The Pontiac Fire Department would like to announce the official retirement of Lt. Rob Schoon. After years of public service to the Pontiac community and the the Livingston County area we would like to wish Lt. Schoon a healthy and happy retirement. We wish him the best of luck in the next chapter of his life!
Pontiac Fire Department would like to announce the promotion of Engineer Michael Jahn to Lieutenant as a result of Lt. Schoon's retirement. We would like to wish Lt. Jahn the best of the luck with his new position on the department!
Graduation from Fire Academy
Pontiac Fire Department would like to announce that Probationary Firefighter Devon Johansen has graduated from Basic Operations Fire Academy held at NIPSTA Fire Academy in Glenview, IL. He will be assigned to B (Red) Shift to complete his probationary training with the department. We have very high hopes for his future with the department and we welcome him back to shift. Congratulations!