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Bob Hoscheid
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  • Cherry, IL
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Lives in:
Cherry, Illinois
Cherry Fire Dept.
Captain, Training Officer, Paramedic
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Volunteer fire department
Top issues in your department:
Professional Qualifications:
State certified FF2, FF3, Haz-Mat Operations, Fire Apparatus Engineer (FAE), EMT-Paramedic
Topics you provide training for:
All general areas of firefighting and E.M.S.
I come from a family of firefighters. My Dad started on the volunteer department in our town more than 50 years ago. He still is active as a District Board Member. My oldest brother is the Fire Chief, my brother between us is the Asst. Fire Chief and I am third in charge as Captain. I have other family members on the department, such as two nephews (the Chiefs sons), and all three of our wives are members and active in various ways. My son at 12 years old can't wait to become 18 and join the department. I started riding with my Dad and brothers at 16, when thre were a lot less rules. I became a regular member at 18 and loved the fire service since. I also took my EMT-Basic when I was 17 and in High School at the college at night. I wanted to get as much training I could right off the bat. I then went on to Fire Science classes and received the rest of my certifications. I currently am a Paramedic and the Managing Director for the private ambulance service that covers my town and surrounding towns as my full-time employment. I also volunteer to instruct on our local firefighter's association trainings. I can't imagine doing anything else in life! I had the great opportunity to introduce myself, my wife and son to Chief Halton at FDIC this year. It was one of the best experiences in my firefighting career and will cherish that memory for a lifetime. Thank you.

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At 11:24am on June 30, 2012, Bobby Halton said…

Bob, Welcome to the community and thanks for you very kind words but the honor was all mine. I would also like you to keep in mind my request for you to write for Fire Engineering as you have a very solid resume and your family history of volunteer service exemplifies the highest traditions of the fire service. All of us who read Fire Engineering are always interested in how we can better serve our communities. The true virtue is service whether career or volunteer or a two hatter, paid EMS or volunteer it is all about service first. The best line I ever heard was from one of the founding FOOLS when he said “I would show up for free if I was needed, hell I pay for the opportunity” Great to have you in here any articles you have on tap EMS, Volunteer issues, or firefighting training we would love to hear from you. You can reach me anytime at or my cell 210 406 8278. See you at FDIC 2013 your friend Bobby


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