Jim Keener
  • 53, Male
  • Bourbonnais, IL
  • United States
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Type of Organization
Combination Fire Rescue Department
Job Function
Assistant or Deputy Chief, EMT - Paramedic (or Other ALS)
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Bourbonnais Fire Protection District
Years With Department/Agency
Dept. Web Site:
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Park Forest Fire Department (past)
Otto Township Fire Protection District (past)
Pleasantview Fire Protection District (contract firefighter/EmtP) (past)
My Training:
Fire Officer II certifiied
Firefighter III certified
Haz - mat Operations Level certified
Technical Rescue Operations Level certified
NIMS certified
Day Job:
Deputy Chief of Operations for the Bourbonnais Fire Protection District
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
My father and uncle were members of a fire department when I was young and I decided to give it a try. I really found myself enjoying the oppurtunity to helping those in need.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Current ecomonics outlook facing fire chiefs and thierb decision process
The national debate regarding the homebuilders vs the fire departments as it pertains to sprinklers.
Personnal accountability or responsibility for themselves and thier actions.

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At 1:14pm on March 5, 2009, Dave Demarah said…
Welcome aboard Chief. See ya later.
At 1:16am on March 5, 2009, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…
Jim, welcome to the Nation. I am glad you dropped in to join the group. Dont be shy just jump in anywhere and get your feet wet. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Takes a bit to kinda figure it all out but you will be glad you did. Have fun and look around.

Chief William Sharp
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