KANKAKEE, IL – After 16 years of selfless service to the Kankakee Township Fire Protection District, Captain Aaron Hubly has made the difficult decision to retire.
Captain Hubly embarked on his journey in early November 2007 with a passion for becoming an exceptional firefighter. Throughout his illustrious career, he earned numerous certifications and devoted endless nights, weekends, and long days to combating brush fires in Pembroke. Impressively, serving on three fire protection districts simultaneously at one point.
Captain Hubly remains committed to serving the county, and his future success is eagerly anticipated.
The Kankakee Township Fire Protection District has extend its deepest gratitude to Captain Aaron Hubly for his exceptional service. His unwavering dedication and sacrifices have left an indelible mark on both the department and the community. The captain’s tireless efforts and commitment to excellence have been a constant source of inspiration for his colleagues and a point of pride for the district.
In reflection upon his journey, Captain Hubly expressed profound appreciation for the opportunities and friendships he forged during his tenure with the Kankakee Township Fire Protection District. He fondly recalled his first call, a brush fire, where he rode up front in Engine 81, a treasured engine for his family. The captain emphasized the importance of taking care of “Mean Green” to ensure its longevity and the preservation of the memories it holds.
“As we all know how important & meaningful that engine means to my family & myself.” Hubley wrote. “Sitting on Mean Greens bumper talking with everyone telling story’s will be one of the things I miss the most. Just remember take care of Mean Green and she’ll last another 40 years.”
In his heartfelt resignation letter, Captain Hubly acknowledged the difficulty of his decision, given the profound impact the department has had on his life. However, he reassured his colleagues and the community that he would always be available to provide assistance, just a phone call or text away.