Bloomingdale firefighter 'shocked' by statewide honor
It's a rare situation that can stun Jeff Janus. As a battalion chief with the Bloomingdale Fire Protection District, Janus is accustomed to working under extremely high-pressure conditions. This month, however, Janus found himself "completely shocked" when he received word that the Illinois Society of Fire Service Instructors named him Fire Instructor of the Year. "I'm still trying to wrap my head around it," Janus said.