By Anne Eickstadt

COURTESY PHOTO Belvidere Republican
Firefighter/paramedic Joe Erber takes his oath to serve the Belvidere community at City Hall.

A promotion ceremony at City Hall on Monday, Nov. 26 saw Joe Erber being sworn in as the newest firefighter to join the Belvidere Fire Dept.

“I have lived in Boone County for the last four years, Erber said. “I really love this area. I have been working as a full-time paramedic with Lifeline Ambulance. I have also been a volunteer firefighter in Capron with Chief Greg Holmes.

“It has been a dream of mine to get into the Belvidere Fire Dept. and serve in this community. This department holds a very high standard of training and professionalism. I am thankful that my wife, Sheri, and my children support me in this career decision.”