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New Firefighters introduced to Village Board

Robert Karpiel and Jordan Moraga sworn in on July 16th

By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (July 18, 2019) – The Lansing Fire Department introduced its two newest members at the Tuesday night Village Board Meeting—Robert Karpiel and Jordan Moraga. The men were sworn in by Lansing fire chief Chad Kooyenga and introduced to Village officials.

Before swearing them in, Chief Kooyenga said, “The Fire Service is steeped in tradition. One of the traditions is [being sworn in] in front of your family and friends that are here tonight as well as the Board, the trustees, and the people you’re going to serve.”

Kooyenga then swore in Karpiel and Moraga, giving each of them time to shake hands with the Village administration and Board of Trustees.

Chief Kooyenga swears in Jordan Moraga while Robert Karpiel looks on. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)

Karpiel has been a paramedic for four years, having trained as a firefighter in Burbank, IL. Moraga has two years experience as a paramedic and trained in Homewood, IL.

Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.