Suburban Firefighter Retires After One Last Shift With His Son #GoodVibes

With Jason Pullman

November 1, 2019

The Lisle-Woodridge fire department celebrated the retirement of one of its long-time medics on Thursday.

After 23 years on the job, it was time for Fire Medic 1st Class Michael Egan to retire. 

His last shift, though, was different than all the rest. It was emotional and special all at the same time. 

Egan and his son, firefighter/paramedic Jonathon Egan, were able to work his last shift together.

Johnathan Egan has been a firefighter for the past year and a half. He grew up around the firehouse and even though he originally thought he wanted a career in business, he ended up working for the same fire department as his father. 

Both are aware of the dangers and perils of the job, but the father and son duo would not want to work anywhere else. 

The fire department will celebrate his retirement with a special ceremony and send-off. His son will definitely be in attendance to watch with pride as his father receives the firehouse flag. #GoodVibes