Excerpts from patch.com:

Elmhurst Fire Chief Bill Anaszewicz has left after 27 years at the fire department.

In a brief news release Tuesday afternoon, the city announced the exit of Anaszewicz, calling him the former chief. It said Anaszewicz resigned from his position after finding a new employment opportunity, which the news release did not detail.

According to the release, Richard Dufort was appointed as the interim fire chief. He is a 30-year veteran of the department.

Anaszewicz became the permanent chief in October after a unanimous city council vote. He was the acting chief for a year and a half.

Anaszewicz’s predecessor, Tom Freeman, also left quickly. He gave four days’ notice before retiring in 2021, though he praised the city government in his resignation letter. 

In December, some city council members pondered scaling back the fire department.

In 2021, the city council majority clashed with the firefighters union over advanced life support equipment. Firefighters wanted such gear on city fire trucks, while aldermen said it was enough that the city’s private ambulance service had it.

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