ANTIOCH, Ill. – The Antioch Rescue Squad, a non-profit organization comprised of dedicated volunteers, announced today that Wayne Sobczak has stepped down from his position as the Squad’s Chief. Deputy Chief Brian DeKind has assumed the role of Chief effective immediately.

 

 

Sobczak has been a member of the Antioch Rescue Squad for more than 40 years, serving as Chief for the last decade. Following his retirement, Sobczak plans to focus on his business as a real estate agent with Realty World – Tiffany in Antioch, Ill.

 

ANTIOCH, Ill. – The Antioch Rescue Squad, a non-profit organization comprised of dedicated volunteers, announced today that Wayne Sobczak has stepped down from his position as the Squad’s Chief. Deputy Chief Brian DeKind has assumed the role of Chief effective immediately.

 

 

Sobczak has been a member of the Antioch Rescue Squad for more than 40 years, serving as Chief for the last decade. Following his retirement, Sobczak plans to focus on his business as a real estate agent with Realty World – Tiffany in Antioch, Ill.

 

 

“We thank Wayne for his many years of dedicated service to the community of Antioch,” said DeKind.  “As acting chief, I am pleased with the strides the Squad has made to better serve the residents of Antioch and hold the Squad’s volunteers to the highest standards of professionalism. The Antioch Rescue Squad remains committed to providing our community with the highest-quality EMS services and medical care.”

 

 

Sobczak’s retirement comes ahead of the Squad’s officer elections on Monday, November 19. The elections mark an important change in the structure of the Antioch Rescue Squad’s Board of Directors. The Board, to be elected by the Squad’s entire membership, will consist of seven individuals, including the chief, deputy chief and two assistant chiefs. Three individuals, completely independent of the Squad, will fill the Board positions of president, treasurer and secretary. These will be well-respected members of the community with extensive leadership, business and/or medical experience.

 

 

About the Antioch Rescue Squad:

The Antioch Rescue Squad serves as the sole provider of 911 ambulance service to the community of Antioch, Ill. Since 1940, the organization has derived its operating budget from donations and memorials and continues to purchase all of its own equipment, vehicles and supplies. Volunteers of the Antioch Rescue Squad are committed to providing superior emergency medical services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.