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HRFD Officer Promotions

Harlem-Roscoe Fire Announce Officer Promotions The following four firefighters were promoted on Feb. 13, 2015 during the department’s Trustee’s Appreciation Awards Dinner: Captain Mike Huffman, Lt. Josh Hoffland, Lt. Justin Mayton, and Lt. Patrick Trollop. Fire Chief Don Shoevlin says, “It is with honor and integrity that we promoted these individuals. Not only have they demonstrated that they have the knowledge and skills to fulfill these new positions, they have shown the commitment and dedication to be successful in the level of service we provide. It is now my responsibility to assure they are given the tools and proper training to succeed. I look forward to a long successful working relationship and their contributions to the district for many years to come.”

L-r Captain Mike Huffman, Lt. Josh Hoffland, Lt. Justin Mayton and Lt. Patrick Trollop.

 

Capt. Mike Huffman joined the department in the fall of 2000. He previously served nine years on North Park Fire. He was promoted to Lieutenant on June 8, 2010, and to Captain on February 13, 2015. Mike became an EMT in 1993.

Mike is IL State Certified Fire Officer I, FFII and FFIII with Hazardous Materials Operations, Instructor I & II, Trench Ops, Technical Rescue Awareness, Hazardous Materials Incident Command, Haz-Mat Ops, Emergency Roadway Extrication Technician, Vehicle Machinery Ops and is a Senior Fire Apparatus Operator. Mike has taken numerous classes in: Vehicle Extrication, Big Rig Rescue, New Vehicle Technology, NFPA - Electrical Vehicle Safety for Emergency Responders, Rapid Intervention Team Training , Fire Ground Tactics, Commercial Building Operations, Rescue Company Operations, Truck Company Operations, Smoke Divers and is NIMS compliant.

Mike is currently the HRFD Extrication Team leader and TERC (Transportation Emergency Rescue Committee) International Judge. Mike is also a lead Instructor for the Monroe Fire School in vehicle extrication, an adjunct Field Instructor for vehicle extrication for, SAFE (safe and fast extrication)-Milwaukee, WI. Mike also is an adjunct field instructor for NAVRA – (North American Vehicle Rescue Association. Mike travels throughout the USA teaching Vehicle Extrication to firefighters in need. Mike is the one who spearheaded the annual Harlem-Roscoe Crunch Time Extrication & Learning Symposium.

While serving on North Park Fire, Mike received a "Certificate of Honor from the Office of Illinois State Fire Marshal" for his heroism in helping save a young girl from her burning home. Mike is a 2-time Hurst Green Cross participant.

Lt. Josh Hoffland joined the department in March of 2009. He was promoted to Lieutenant on February 13, 2015. Josh was an EMT-B when he joined the department, and became a Paramedic in August of 2011. Josh holds an Associate Degree of Science from Rock Valley College. Josh is state certified FF II and III, Advanced Technician FF, HazMat Ops, Trench Ops, Vehicle Machinery Ops, Rope Ops, Fire Apparatus Engineer, and Fire Service Vehicle Operator. He is also NIMS compliant. Josh is employed as a paramedic/firefighter with Kurtz Paramedic Services.

Lt. Justin Mayton joined the department in 2012. He previously served North Park Fire for five years. He was promoted to Lieutenant on February 13th, 2015. He became an EMT-B in 2007, a Paramedic in 2010, and is Advanced Burn Support certified. Justin is state certified Firefighter II, Hazardous Materials Operations, Instructor I, Fire Service Vehicle Operator and is NIMS compliant. Justin also a Water Operations and Watercraft Technician and has taken several classes at IFSI and Monroe Fire School. Justin is employed as a paramedic/firefighter with Kurtz Paramedic Services.

Lt. Patrick Trollop joined the department in 2012. He was promoted to Lieutenant on February 13th, 2015. Patrick was an EMT-B when he joined the department, and became a Paramedic in March of 2013. Patrick served in the United States Marine Corps from 1998-2002. During that time he gained the rank of a Corporal and was an Infantry Squad Leader. Patrick is state certified FF II, HazMat Ops, HazMat Incident Command, Fire Service Vehicle Operator and is NIMS compliant. Patrick is an Instructor for Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings and is a certified CPR/AED instructor through the American Heart Association and Patrick is employed as a paramedic/firefighter with Kurtz Paramedic Services.