Excerpts from the DailyHerald.com:

Bartlett Fire Protection District Fire Chief Mike Falese, who is retiring next month, has announced the promotion of Lt. Brian Becker to the position of assistant chief.

The office of assistant chief is currently held by William Gabrenya, who is expected to succeed Falese as chief.

Becker joined the fire protection district in June 2008, has developed a mentor/coaching program for new hires, manages the district’s facilities division and is currently enrolled in the University of Illinois-Springfield Master of Public Administration program.

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