Surrounded by City of Des Plaines officials, administrative personnel, co-workers, friends and family, three firefighter/paramedics and six police patrol officers were sworn into service with the City at 1 PM, Wednesday, January 2, 2013, in the Des Plaines Council Chambers, 1420 Miner Street. The new fire department personnel will attend the Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy (NIPSTA), Glenview, IL from January 14, 2013 through March 15, 2013. Police officers will attend the Chicago Police Academy for approximately twelve weeks. (pictured left to right) Fire Chief Alan Wax, City Clerk Gloria Ludwig, Board of Fire & Police Commissioners Chairman Arthur Lukowicz, Board of Fire & Police Commissioner Michael Albrecht, Board of Fire & Police Commissioner Debra Lester, Firefighter/Paramedic Candidate Patrick Tennant, Firefighter/Paramedic Candidate Daniel Garhan, Firefighter/Paramedic Candidate Edward Wilson, Deputy Fire Chief Randy Trost, Fire Division Chief of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Peter Dyer, and Fire Division Chief of Training Forest Reeder pose for a photograph after the swearing in ceremony.
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