Emergency Telephone System Board
James LaMotte, Chairman
Larry Regnier, Vice Chairman
The Kankakee County Emergency Telephone System Board (ETSB) was established in 1989. It is made up of nine members representing and appointed by the County Board, City of Kankakee, Village of Bradley, Village of Bourbonnais, Fire Chiefs, and the Mayor's Association. Each member serves a three-year term.
The Board meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:30 am. There are standing committees of Personnel, Fire Services, Training and Education, Public Relations, Finance, and Equipment and Technology that meet as needed.
The ETSB oversees the operation of the Kankakee County Combined Communication Center (KanComm). They employee 26 full-time telecommunicators which dispatch for 16 fire departments, 10 police departments including the Sheriff’s Department, Animal Control, Coroner, Probation, and multiple special Task Forces.
Bernie Thompson, Thomas Patrick Ryan, David Laird, Rollin Riegel, David Greenstreet, Timothy Nugent, Joe Krizan, Albert Wingo, Lawrence Mackin, Raymond Schneider, Ronald Grubbs, Dan Loftus, Wes Wiseman, Napolean Haney, Michael Harshbarger, William Cantrell, Dave Horn, Donald Kufner, and Joseph Beard.