John Bergeron is sworn in as Harlem-Roscoe Fire Protection District chief
On Monday evening, November 27, 2023, John Bergeron was sworn in as the new chief by Harlem-Roscoe Fire Protection District President Bart Munger during a ceremony at Fire Station #1, 10544 Main Street, in Roscoe. Bergeron's wife, Deann, pinned the official badge on her husband’s jacket.
Bergeron is a life-long resident of Roscoe, IL, and a graduate of Hononegah High School. He joined the fire district in 1981 and became a firefighter in 1983. He also served as an EMT.
Bergeron thanked his family, trustees and past chiefs who he said had been a positive impact on his career.
Bergeron commented on the special bond of the firefighter community. “Being a firefighter is not just a job, it’s a way of life,” he said. “Together we provide a safer and stronger community.”
In other honors at the ceremony, firefighter Lori Lynch received a Black Shield, officially ending her one-year probationary period, while Nathan Theisen was officially sworn in as a probationary firefighter.
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