Firefighter/Paramedic Ramiz Albazi

Firefighter/Paramedic Ramiz Albazi, Skokie Fire Department

Length of time working for the Village of Skokie?
Five years

What do you like most about your job?Skokie Fire Department Firefighter/Paramedic Ramiz Albazi (JPG)It is very rewarding helping those in need.

Why did you choose a career in the public safety?
After losing a loved one unexpectedly, I wanted to make sure that if a medical emergency was to occur in my presence I would be trained to make a difference.

How does your background help you carry out your job duties and serve the community?
The Village of Skokie has a large Assyrian population and I can speak Assyrian fluently. This is instrumental on both medical and fire-related emergencies within the Village of Skokie.

What do you like most about Skokie?
The Village of Skokie is a community that is inclusive of all walks of life.

What was your most interesting experience while on the job in Skokie?
I was able to take part in honoring Army Staff Sergeant Albert Leon Mampre, the last surviving member of easy company, 2nd battalion,506th parachute infantry regiment. He was a World War II hero and was laid to rest at Memorial Park Cemetery.

What is your proudest accomplishment in your work for the Village of Skokie?
I was able to become State Certified in paramedicine.

What are your favorite Skokie restaurants?
Dengeos and Uncle Julio’s.

 Published fall 2021