FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — The Freeport Noon Rotary Club will meet using Zoom technology at noon on Monday, August 17th. The local club will continue to meet the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at noon through Zoom technology. The guest speaker will be the Freeport Fire Department Chief Bradley Liggett.
Freeport Fire Chief Bradley Liggett is a native of Rock Falls. He graduated from Rock Falls Township High School and attended Beloit College before serving in the United States Navy Reserves. Chief Liggett continued his education at Blackhawk Technical College, graduating with his Associates of Science Degree in Fire Science in 1998. He later graduated from Upper Iowa University – BTC achieving his Bachelor of Science in Public Administration Fire Science Emphasis (Graduated Cum Laude) in 2008.
Chief Liggett began his professional career as a steelworker in Sterling, Illinois in 1986. Two years later, he joined the United States Navy Reserves, where he served as a Hospital Corpsman for four years. Following his time in the Navy, Chief Liggett served IAFF Local 583 as Vice President and Executive Board Member. Chief Liggett served the Beloit Memorial Hospital for five years as the Assistant EMS Coordinator, holding various responsibilities including quality assurance, program development & customer service. He also served the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Department of Criminal Investigation and Wisconsin Statewide Information Center representing the fire service for four years.
Most recently, Chief Liggett retired from his 30-year career with the City of Beloit Fire Department. Starting as a firefighter in 1989, he quickly progressed through his fire service career, achieving milestones including Paramedic (1991), Motor Pump Operator (1996), Acting Lieutenant (1998), Deputy Fire Chief (2000), Assistant Fire Chief (2001), Emergency Manager (2015) and Fire Chief (2003).
Freeport Rotary Club was established in 1919 to provide service to others and promote integrity through fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. The Club participates in local services projects targeting youth literacy, scholarly recognition, student international exchange, and purchasing shoes for disadvantaged youth. Meetings are held at noon on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at the Stephenson County Farm Bureau.