Local 25 is Fired Up
Local 25 members are among the most skilled craftsmen and women in the plumbing, HVAC and pipefitting industry. They’re also involved in their communities, with many volunteering their time as firefighters. This series spotlights those brave individuals. Read on to see why Local 25 members get “Fired Up!”
John Winters: Silvis Fire Department, Fire Chief
In April, the Silvis City Council unanimously approved Local 25 member Lt. John Winters as interim chief of the Silvis Fire Department. John, an 11-year union member and 13-year veteran with the fire department, will officially take over when current fire chief Dave Leibovitz retires on June 1.
Justin Kinzer: Blue Grass Volunteer Fire Department
Local 25 fourth-year plumbing apprentice Justin Kinzer, 29, has worked for C. Ewert Plumbing in Davenport for about six years.