Nathan is a Driver-Engineer for FLFD, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, and has a Bachelors degree in Communications. Nathan is part of the Technical Rescue, ARFF and Marine/Dive Teams at FLFD. In addition to the Museum, Nathan is very pssionate about suicide prevention and mental health therapy. He has helped bring our Museum back up to good standing and has many plans for it’s future.
Kim Van Sant
Kim served with FLFD, working as a Firefighter/Paramedic. Much of her work was at Fire Station 47, until serious on-the-job injuries interrupted her service. Kim is active in high school youth activities, and helps students get needed Community Service hours while leading them in accomplishing various tasks at our Museum. Our Volunteer Coordinator, you may get a friendly call from Kim for a little help.
Secretary and Curator
Jim Van Drunen
After earning a degree in fire protection, and training with the Chicago Fire Department, Jim served as the fire marshal and fire chief of suburban Chicago fire departments. Active in founding our Museum from 2004 to 2011, Jim has returned to his long-time service as Secretary (and Museum cheerleader).
Trustee and Apparatus Curator
Greg lives near our Fire Museum, and saw deferred maintenance at the historic facility. During the pandemic quarantine, Greg volunteered to work for many weeks, using his building construction expertise in cleaning and repairing our Museum and its systems. Greg is a former firefighter and has experience in restoring historic apparatus. He now works hard as our Director of Facilities & Apparatus.
Mike served with and is retired from FLFR, perhaps setting a record with three working fires on his first shift! Mike rebuilt the transmission and pump on Engine 3, and is active in its maintenance and operation for Museum educational and promotional events. He also contributes by accomplishing various projects and upgrades around our Museum.
A college instructor, Dave is a past President and a long-time leader in our neighborhood Sailboat Bend Civic Association, and is its representative on our Board. Dave has served on our Board since the beginning, and he and his friends have spent years helping to improve and maintain our grounds and landscaping.
Aaron began his fire service career with the FLFD in 1999. His first permanent station assignment was Fire Station 3, so preserving and enjoying our Fire Museum is like “coming home”. A Driver-Engineer, paramedic and TRT firefighter, Aaron now often serves on the Support squad. An avid craft-brew and home-brew beer aficionado, Aaron hosts the annual FBA/Museum Octoberfest event.
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