Timothy Ryan, 25, of Chicago was sworn in by Mayor Anthony Calderone at the Tuesday Oct. 11 Village Council meeting.

After a two-week orientation, Ryan started an eight-week program at the Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy’s Fire Academy on Oct. 17. Upon graduation, Dec. 16, he will be assigned to a shift in Forest Park.

He earned a degree in general studies from Harper College in Palatine and has experience as a paramedic.

Ryan’s appointment brings the department up to full strength, 23 members.