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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!”

Fireman Features:

Chad Hudson: Morrison Fire Department

Local 25 member Chad Hudson spent five-and-a-half years in the United States Army as a combat engineer. For the past 17 years, the Illinois native has volunteered with the Morrison Fire Department. After a few years of volunteering, he even convinced his older brother to join him.

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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.

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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.

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