IIT Public Safety Officers Honored At Illinois Security Chiefs Association Banquet

Public Safety Officer Rodney Williams and Shift Manager Nicholas Calabrese are congratulated by IIT Vice President of Facilities and Public Safety Bruce Watts for receiving awards from the Illinois Security Chiefs Association.

Shift Manager Nicholas Calabrese and Public Safety Officer Rodney Williams were honored at the Annual Holiday Awards banquet hosted by the Illinois Security Chiefs Association on December 10, 2013 at the Hyatt McCormick Place Hotel in Chicago.

Calabrese and Williams were recognized for their action in saving S.R. Crown Hall this summer from potentially serious fire damage. The fire, which took place on July 31, 2013, erupted outside the north entrance of Crown Hall. Calabrese and Williams climbed over a fence and prevented the fire from spreading by using fire extinguishers. Their quick thinking and immediate action prevented further damage of Crown Hall.