"New Markham chief sets personal goals" by: Jessica Shepard

Sentinel photo/Jessica Shepard
Markham Fire Chief Robert Henske

   Robert Henske is still settling in to his new role as Markham Volunteer Fire Department’s Fire Chief.
   Henske, a 1997 graduate of Tidehaven High School, has been an industrial firefighter with LyondellBasell since 2002.
   “The training I received there, gave me the chance to work here,” said Henske.
   “I’ve got some big shoes to fill, but look forward to building on what the department already has here.”
   Henske was elected to the position in the beginning of January, but has family history with the department.
   “It’s sort of a family tradition and it is my goal is to give back to the community,” he added.
   “Even if it’s only six months or 30 years.”
   As chief, Henske plans on getting his volunteers certified and trained up.
   “I want to continue the great relationship between Markham VFD and Midfield VFD,” said Henske.
   “Vic Collins with Midfield VFD has done a great job building up his department and sets a good example for the county.”
   Henske is currently recruiting more volunteers interested in working for the department.

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