Submitted by Evanston Fire Department
After more than 34 years of dedicated service, Firefighter/Paramedic Joseph Moskal retired on January 19. Moskal began his career in Evanston as a firefighter on August 15, 1988.
Joe recently received a Special Recognition Award for working diligently during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had a profound effect on first responders in our community.
His dedication for the profession is exhibited in his training and educational pursuits. Within his first year of employment, Joe received training as an emergency medical technician, serving as a licensed paramedic for over 30 years. He completed driver training and received his Fire Apparatus Operator certification. Joe also received a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Science Management from Southern Illinois University.
Joe’s commitment to the department as a member of Evanston Fire Department Local 742 was on display when he served as Union Steward to assist fellow firefighters in work-related matters.
“Joe served Evanston residents with honor and distinction for over 34 years. We wish Joe and his family a very happy retirement and all the best with his future endeavors,” said Deputy Chief William Muno.