Excerpts from the DailyNorthwestern.com:

The Evanston Fire Department promoted three individuals on Tuesday.

Captain Emanuel Perrino, a 27-year veteran of the department, was promoted to shift chief. Perrino holds a bachelor’s degree in fire science and has certifications in confined space rescue as well as trench and rope rescue.

Fire apparatus operator Michael Spillane ranked up to the position of captain after serving as a fire apparatus operator since the beginning of the program. Spillane is a 22-year veteran of EFD, holds a bachelor’s degree in fire science and serves as an instructor at the Illinois Fire Service Institute in Champaign.

Firefighter/Paramedic Justin Morson has served in the department for 12 years and will now take on a full-time position as a fire apparatus operator. Morson is certified in vehicle and machinery operations.

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