2023 Evanston/Skokie Benevolent Golf Outing
The Skokie and Evanston Firefighter's Benevolent Funds 2023 Golf Fundraiser will be on July 26th, 2023 at White Pines Golf Club in Bensenville. We have several changes and added amenities this year which we hope everyone will like. The Flyer and Sponsorship Guide are attached to this email. We are excited to have a website set up for the Fundraiser this year which will streamline registration and check in by allowing you to register and pay online - birdease.com/skokieevanston. Sponsorship opportunities are also listed on the website, and Sponsors can sign up directly on the website as well.
In an effort to improve the Fundraiser, we have added options for Raffle Prize Sponsors. We ask that you please share the website/flyer with any friends and family to attend, and share with any business contacts which may be willing to be a Sponsor or Raffle Prize Sponsor. We rely on donations for the Raffle Prizes, and with the new Raffle Prize Sponsor options we are hopeful that we will have some great Raffle Prizes to offer this year. Let’s make this our best attended and sponsored Golf Fundraiser to date!
Changes for golf include:
- Continental Breakfast during Check In
- 2 Drink Tickets per Golfer
- All Day Attendee and Dinner Only Attendee Options
- Restructured Sponsorship Opportunities to optimize funds raised
Click HERE to be a sponsor for this great event!
For more information and to Sponsor please visit our website www.birdease.com/skokieevanston
Evanston First Responders Foundation Donations Provide Life-Saving Equipment for Evanston Fire Department
The Evanston Fire Department has received a generous donation from the Evanston First Responders Foundation (EFRF), which has purchased three LUCAS devices for each ambulance in honor of Oliver Brown Leopold.
The LUCAS device is a portable chest compression system that provides consistent, high-quality chest compressions during cardiac arrest. This device is critical for the successful resuscitation of patients, as it allows first responders to maintain uninterrupted compressions, which significantly increases the patient's chance of survival.
The Evanston Fire Department is grateful for the designated funds provided by the Brown Leopold family and friends that were made to the EFRF in honor of Oliver. Adding these LUCAS devices to each front-line ambulance will enhance the department's ability to provide the highest quality care to the community. It will undoubtedly make a significant difference in the effort to save lives.
"We greatly appreciate the Evanston First Responders Foundation and cannot thank the Brown Leopold family enough for their generous donation," said Fire Chief Paul Polep. "The Foundation's commitment to our department and the community we serve is invaluable, and we are honored to receive this life-saving equipment in honor of Oliver."
The Evanston First Responders Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to first responders in Evanston. Their mission is to enhance the level of care provided to the community by providing necessary equipment and training to the police and fire departments.
Congratulations FF Moskal
EVANSTON, IL - After more than 34 years of dedicated service, Firefighter/Paramedic Joseph Moskal retired on January 19. Moskal began his career in Evanston as a firefighter on August 15, 1988.
Joe recently received a Special Recognition Award for working diligently during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had a profound effect on first responders in our community.
His dedication for the profession is exhibited in his training and educational pursuits. Within his first year of employment, Joe received training as an emergency medical technician, serving as a licensed paramedic for over 30 years. He completed driver training and received his Fire Apparatus Operator certification. Joe also received a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Science Management from Southern Illinois University.
Joe's commitment to the department as a member of Evanston Fire Department Local 742 was on display when he served as Union Steward to assist fellow firefighters in work-related matters.
"Joe served Evanston residents with honor and distinction for over 34 years. We wish Joe and his family a very happy retirement and all the best with his future endeavors," said Deputy Chief William Muno.
2022 Record Year of Responses
Happy 2023 from our Family to yours! 2022 was a record year for the EFD answering 11,240 calls for service. Thank you for your continued support!
2023 EFD Awards Ceremony
December 16, 2022- EFD had an amazing awards ceremony last night, celebrating the extraordinary efforts of our members & partners- NU and Northshore! Thank you for celebrating with us at Hilton Garden! Commitment to excellence = EvanSTRONG! @NorthwesternU @CityofEvanston NorthShore University HealthSystem
Congratulations to our newest hires Nicholas Vanek, Andres Rivera-Thompson, Hunter Wolf, Enrique Gonzalez, Michelangelo De Leon, and Elijah Henry!
Congratulations to James Trippi and Andrew Jakus for receiving the Marty Leoni Jr. Award!
New Smoke Alarm Law Begins Jan. 1, 2023
2022 Marty Leoni Award Winner
Evanston Fire Department Honors ETHS Student Charlie Kremin with Marty Leoni Award
EVANSTON, IL - On November 1, Evanston Township High School student Charlie Kremin was recognized by Evanston Fire Department's Local 742 as this year's Marty Leoni Award recipient, receiving a $2,000 scholarship to be applied towards college educational expenses.
The scholarship was created in 1986 in honor and memory of Marty F. Leoni by his family, friends, and fellow firefighters. Marty was born and raised in Evanston and became a firefighter for the City of Evanston on March 2, 1981. He died in the line of duty at a fire at 1927 Jackson St. in Evanston on July 22, 1985, while trying to save an infant trapped inside a burning structure.
The scholarship is awarded annually by an ETHS-led committee to one student who excels academically, has been an accomplished football player for a minimum of three years, and represents characteristics similar to Marty Leoni. These qualities include integrity, a demonstrated commitment to athletic and academic excellence, and service as a leader in their organization. The scholarship is intended to support the student's professional development, honoring Marty's legacy and pursuit of excellence.
Annual fundraising activities sponsored by Evanston Fire Department (EFD) Local 742 include an annual golf outing and Marty Leoni Fun Run. Since 1986, EFD Local 742 has awarded over $47,000 in academic scholarships. Former Division Chief Ronn Gannon, a 30-year veteran of Evanston Fire Department, said that Leoni was an exemplary member of the department and that "it would be a travesty if we forgot the sacrifice Marty and his family made on that dreadful day."
Gannon highlights the great efforts made by firefighters, friends, and family in honor of Marty Leoni, stating we will continue to fundraise and raise awareness of the everyday sacrifices firefighters make in their profession.
To donate to the Marty Leoni Memorial Fund, you can use the Zelle app and use phone number (847)910-7665.
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