Lieutenant Frank Fouts or ‘Lou‚’ as his colleagues called him‚ began his career as a firefighter in 1998. Since that time‚ he had accelerated through the ranks at Kankakee City Fire Department and became a lieutenant in 2004. Frank also received his bachelor’s degree in fire science that same year. He was a member of Local 653.
Frank was an amazing husband to his wife‚ Kathleen‚ and a wonderful father to his children‚ Frank ‘Grant’ Fouts and Parker E. Fouts. Frank was a devoted family man and loved spending time with his wife and two small children when not working. He was a compassionate‚ loving‚ fair‚ and hardworking individual.
Frank’s passion for being a firefighter was a direct reflection of the respect he had for his colleagues. He knew he was working with really great people‚ and he cared about all of them and felt honored to be with them.
Frank William Fouts V would be humbled to be honored at this year’s National Memorial Service.