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Two veteran Lansing firefighters promoted

By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (June 23, 2022) – Two Lansing firefighters were promoted to new positions at Tuesday night’s Village Board meeting in a brief swearing-in ceremony in front of their families, the public, and Lansing officials.

Kyle Hasselbring

Kyle Hasselbring was the first to take his oath on Tuesday. Haseelbring held the rank of Firefighter but has now been promoted to Engineer. Hasselbring has been full time with the Lansing Fire Department since August of 2014. Hasselbring’s family was present to cheer him on, and his father pinned his badge.

Kyle Hasselbring takes the oath to become an Engineer with the Lansing Fire Department. Hasselbring has been with the department full time since 2014. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Kyle Hasselbring is now an Engineer with the LFD. His father pinned his badge. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

Randall Wright

Randall Wright was the second promotion of the night, and took his oath to become a Lieutenant. Previously an Engineer, Wright has been with the LFD full time since September of 2012. Members of Wright’s family were also present to support him.

Randall Wright, now a Lieutenant with the LFD, smiles at the crowd during his swearing-in on Tuesday. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Randall Wright receives his badge while surrounded by his family. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

The Lansing Fire Department‘s headquarters are located at 18200 Chicago Avenue in Lansing. The department’s non-emergency phone number is 708-895-7400. For emergencies, call 911.

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.