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Rockford Fire Department news

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Pointing to his accomplishments and leadership, the Illinois Fire Chief’s Association has selected Rockford Fire Chief Derek Bergsten as Fire Chief of the Year. Some of his accomplishments include the replacement of a full fleet of engines within four years and initiating mobile integrated healthcare. But, he says the award is team effort.

It’s been nearly forty years since a Stateline fire chief has won the award and Bergsten says it feels good to recognize the hard work of the department.

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