Excerpts from the JournalTopics.com:

After 30 years with the Village of Mount Prospect, the last two serving as deputy fire chief, Henry Dawson has announced his retirement from the Mount Prospect Fire Dept. effective May 29. Dawson has been a member of the department since 1985 – serving four years as a firefighter/paramedic, six years as a lieutenant/paramedic and 18 years as battalion chief.

He also served as the Hazardous Materials Team Leader of Division 1 East and the Liaison for the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) Division 1 Fire Chiefs.

With Dawson retiring, Brian Lambel will be sworn in as deputy chief at the village board meeting on June 2. Lambel has been a member of the department since 2000 – serving 10 years as a firefighter/paramedic, three years as a lieutenant and two years as battalion chief.

Prior to this, Lambel served 10 years as a firefighter/paramedic with the Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire Protection District.

Lambel has also served as the team leader of the Mount Prospect Technical Rescue Team and as a Rescue Squad Officer for the Illinois Urban Search and Rescue Team. Lambel will also complete his Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Science Administration this July.

As deputy chief, Lambel will be responsible for the overall operation and coordination of the fire suppression, emergency medical services, and special teams for the department.

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