Have you ever been "social networking" and there was someone just blazing up the trail?
Funny, intelligent, a real social butterfly?
That would be JackInChicago aka Jack Benton. You can follow JackInChicago as I do on Twitter. His resume reads such that Donald Trump should hire him - hands down! Yet, our friend Jack has been a casualty in this economic slump.
He is a life long Chicagoan. He is practically an emergency officionaire's dream.
He has a quick sense of humor and a charitable side too...so for that...please let me introduce you (drum roll and tambourines) to Jack Benton ~ "in the House".
Photo courtesy of Jack Benton
Jack was kind enough to participate in my first telephone interview. I learned so much about Fire Safety, dedication, love of the job, persistence and love of your fellow man.
Jack Benton became involved with Fire Safety as a teenager in the Chicagoland's South Suburb of Riverdale. I asked Jack about Fire Sciences and his experiences.
Jack's volunteering peeked his community interest right out of high school. His father was a policeman, so love of fellow man is in the blood. He also attributes his experiences with the University of Illinois Champaign Fire Service Institute as fostering much of his specific knowledge.
We then covered ground that I never knew existed! CHECK OUT JACK HERE!!!
How is it that someone with this much experience is not lending their assorted viewpoints to better this wary and worried world??? Think-Tanks of Illinois, take notice!
Jack has been a Lieutenant, an EMT, a Public Information Officer and has worn may other hats as well. Currently, he is promoting his voice to bring much needed attention to ARMYWIFENETWORK.
A person who has committed himself to the betterment of others is a special person indeed!
And imagine that once upon a time, Jack suffered panic attacks.
He is promoting the Panic Attack and Anxiety Support Group of Bolingbrook, IL.
From the University of Maryland's Advanced Fire Administration Certification class to our living room here in this House, Jack Benton is a person we should know and keep in our hearts and minds!
I love asking people where they see themselves within a certain amount of time. It gives vision and foresight and I love future speculation. When I asked Jack where he saw himself, he joked that he would simply "love to have a job".
Bringing us all down to earth in these troubled times is NOT Jack Benton's modus operondai. He continues to uplift us, make us aware, support us, support our families and our causes...AND he is thankfully a White Sox FAN!
Jack, please pop in every now and again and keep us up to date on your many varied and wonderful endeavors ~ Thank you SO much!