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Lansing firefighters: Two sworn in, two promoted

By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (March 6, 2022) – The Village Courtroom was filled with firefighters and their families last Tuesday night as Lansing’s Fire Chief Chad Kooyenga swore in two probationary firefighters and promoted two others.

The first to be called forward was Willie Williams, who was sworn in as a Probationary Firefighter Paramedic.

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Willie Williams takes an oath of office Tuesday night, administered by Chief Chad Kooyenga. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)

Next was Matthew Briggs, who was sworn in as a Probationary Firefighter.

Probationary Firefighter Matthew Briggs greets Trustees Jerry Zeldenrust (right) and Micaela Smith. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)

Tim Kotecki was the first to be promoted, and is now a Lieutenant with LFD. His family helped pin his badge on his uniform.

Tim Kotecki was promoted to Lieutenant on Tuesday. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)

The final firefighter to be recognized on Tuesday was Nick Fionda. Fionda was promoted to the position of Engineer. His wife Chelsea pinned his badge.

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Nick Fionda is promoted to Engineer Tuesday night as Village Clerk Vivian Payne (left) and Mayor Patty Eidam look on. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)

Village Board meetings occur on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Village Courthouse, located within the Lansing Police Department, at 2710 170th Street.

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.