Bartlett FPD Chief Michael Falese

Bartlett FPD Chief Michael Falese

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Bartlett Fire Protection District Fire Chief Mike Falese is retiring in June following nine years as chief, nearly 12 with the district, and 38 in the fire service altogether.

Falese was named Fire Chief of the Year by the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association in 2014. During his time in Bartlett, he served as a director of that association in 2010, vice president in 2011, and president in 2012. He also serves on the DuPage and Kane County Fire Chiefs Associations.

Among the other responsibilities Falese has taken on in the community are his service on the Elgin Area School District U-46 safety committee and the board of advisers for the department of public administration at Northern Illinois University.

Falese also is past president of Bartlett Rotary Club and is a two-time Rotarian of the Year. He currently serves on the nonprofit Ignite the Courage to help people in need.

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