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Lisle-Woodridge Fire District recognizes firefighters, citizens at annual awards

WOODRIDGE – Firefighters from the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District were honored in several categories during the annual Fire Prevention Week Awards Ceremony Oct. 10.

Captain Carl DeLeo, who was been with the district for almost 25 years, was named 2013 Firefighter of Year.

Other members of the fire district were also recognized for their years of service, including Bureau Chief Jim French, Bureau Chief Doug Skotnicki, Capt. Patrick Reynolds, Lt. Ed Crews, Lt. Steve Jansen, Lt. Dave Kowalski, and Fred Mitchell and Wade Portner, who were honored for serving 25 years with the district.

Along with the firefighters and officials, citizens from the community were awarded as well.

Eric Smith and Betty Jarosz were recognized for their efforts on a local roadway with an erratic vehicle. Pam Curtain and Jane Most were recognized for assisting a patient in distress at the Morton Arboretum. And Pastor Lupole, of Lisle Bible Church, was recognized for assisting others in their time of need during the April floods.

The ceremony was held at the Station One Headquarters, 1005 School St. in Lisle.

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