The Moline Fire Department responded to 7,800 requests for assistance in 2021, ranging from structure fires to vehicle accidents, emergency medical calls and river rescues.
The department has now been recognized for professional training by Lexipol Connect for achieving the gold level for consistently and effectively disseminating policies to firefighters, issuing timely policy updates as laws change, and ensuring that firefighters are properly trained on the policies.
Lexipol is the nation’s leading provider of policy, training and wellness support for first responders and officials, while the Connect program tracks the performance of the Moline Fire Department on five proven metrics to measure the success of policy management.
“Policy and regular policy training are critical to the success of the department,” Deputy Chief of Operations Steve Regenwether said in a press release. “We are proud to be recognized by Lexipol Connect for continuously improving the professionalism and increasing the safety of our firefighters and the citizens of our community.”
Fire Chief Jeff Snyder said the department currently has 65 sworn personnel and one civilian in its ranks.
“Moline residents should be reassured that their fire department adheres to the highest standards of service and is in a process of continuous improvement through ongoing training,” City Administrator Bob Vitas said in a statement. hurry. “We are pleased that the Moline department continues to adopt policies that maintain its level of excellence.”
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