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Highland Park Fire Department news

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The City of Highland Park is pleased to announce Larry Amidei will serve as Highland Park’s fire chief beginning on March 2, following the retirement of Chief Dan Pease on March 1.

Amidei began working in Highland Park as a Firefighter/Paramedic in 1988. He has served as the department’s CPR/First Aid Director, Medical Director, Safety Officer, Accreditation Manager, National Fire Department Peer Reviewer, and chief of the MABAS Division Three Joint Fire Investigation Team. He is one of an elite group to receive the international designation of Chief Fire Officer from the Center for Public Safety Excellence.

Amidei was promoted to lieutenant in 1999, battalion chief in 2008, and has been serving as deputy chief since 2015. He also worked for 13 years for the Park District of Highland Park as a Risk Manager and Safety Coordinator starting in 1997. Before starting at the Highland Park Fire Department, Amidei spent seven years with the Highwood Fire Department. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Health & Safety, a Master’s in Business and Public Administration, and attended the National Fire Academy in Maryland for Staff and Command school. Amidei is a graduate of Highland Park High School.

Retiring Chief Dan Pease will be recognized at the February 26 city council meeting for more than 30 years of service with the Highland Park Fire Department.

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New fire chief for Highland Park

Highland Park Fire Chief Pat Tanner retires and Deputy Chief Dan Pease is promoted:

Fire Chief Announces Retirement, Deputy Fire Chief Promoted

Fire Chief Patrick Tanner will be recognized by the city council for 29 years of service to the City of Highland Park at the city council meeting on December 1, 2014. Chief Tanner announced his plan to retire effective December 1 after a rewarding career with the Highland Park Fire Department.

City Manager Ghida Neukirch is pleased to announce the promotion of Deputy Fire Chief Dan Pease to fire chief of the Highland Park Fire Department following Chief Tanner’s retirement.

Pease started with the Highland Park Fire Department in 1987 as a firefighter and emergency services technician. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1997, Battalion Chief in 2008 and Deputy Fire Chief in 2010. Pease is certified in a multitude of areas including Hazardous Materials Incident Command, Weapons of Mass Destruction Response, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, National Incident Management System, PADI Ice, Evidence and Open Water Diver/Rescue, and has been a certified paramedic since 1989. He serves on the Board of Directors for both the Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy (NIPSTA) and the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) Division 3. Pease holds a Bachelors of Science from Southern Illinois University.

Dan Pease will become the City’s Fire Chief effective on December 2, 2014.

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