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Honor Guard

Lockport Township Firefighters Local #1544 Honor Guard

The Lockport Township Firefighter Local #1544 Honor Guard was formed in 1999 when Firefighter William Lambert was hired from the Kankakee Fire Department. Bill was a member of Kankakee Firefighters Union Local #653. He was also a member of the Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois Honor Guard. Bill asked the fire chief at the time if he could continue the tradition by forming a department honor guard for the Lockport Fire Fighters.  The Chief not only agreed with Bill but approved monetary support. The Department Honor Guard has grown in recent years to eighteen members strong.

We have presented the Colors at the Lockport Township Fire District’s Annual Fire Fighters Award Banquet and we have participated in the City of Crest Hill’s Memorial Parade. We also have participated in various events within our Fire District. Annually we have participated in the Illinois Medal of Honor Ceremony in Springfield, Illinois and the IAFF Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Members Include:

FF William Lambert - Drill Captain

Lt. David Izquierdo

FF Andrew Fitzgerald 

Lt. John Matthews

Lt. Michael Lopina

FF Jeremiah Gericke

Capt. Joseph Casagrande

FF Phil Hutto-Quartermaster

FF Jason Baron

FF Keith Carberry-Training Coordinator

FF Chris Langheld

FF Jason Vorrier

FF Ross Grady

FF Brandon Voight

FF Thomas Clifton

FF William O'Connor

FF Katherine Gritsuk

Lt. Dale Jacobs

  

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Associated Fire Fighters Of Illinois Honor Guard

The Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois Honor Guard was formed on January 30, 1993 as a way to promote the AFFI, and the fire service in general, in a positive and proper manner. The Honor Guard performs duties during line of duty death ceremonies for Illinois’ union firefighters. It also aids in planning and performing various firefighter memorials around the United States, such as the Illinois Medal of Honor Ceremony and the IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial Ceremony in Colorado Springs. The Honor Guard began as a group of less than 70 firefighters and has now increased to a membership of over 400 union firefighters from numerous departments throughout the State of Illinois. The high number of members helps make certain there will always be adequate numbers to respond to any assignment on a relatively short notice. Membership is open to all AFFI members. 



Candlelight Bowl 2013
Feb 20, 2013

 

Lockport Honor Guard
3nd Annual Candlelight Bowl
When
Sat. March 23rd(Black shift) - 8:30pm registration - First bowler at 9:15
Where
811 Northern Dr, Lockport IL 60441
Cost
$30/person
Lane sponsorship $50 – Your custom company sign on lane
Lane ownership - $150 - sign and four bowlers on lane
 
For tickets
 
Email: candlelight@lockportfirefighters.org
In Person: 828 E. 9th St. Lockport, IL 60441
By mail: PO Box 274   Lockport, IL 60441
 

Download: 2013LockportCandlelightBowl.pptx



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