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Mt Prospect chief to take job in Lake Zurich (more)

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The [Lake Zurich] Village Board voted unanimously Sept. 21 to approve the appointment of Mt. Prospect Fire Chief John Malcolm,   to become Lake Zurich’s new fire chief starting Oct. 19.

Malcolm served 29 years in Mt. Prospect including 12 years as a firefighter and lieutenant, as chief for five years and deputy chief for 12 years. He was selected as part of a process that interviewed 43 candidates.

As head of the Lake Zurich Fire Rescue Department, Malcolm will oversee four fire stations serving the village comprising seven square miles and the Lake Zurich Rural Fire Protection District, which spans 18 square miles across four neighboring communities and unincorporated Lake County. The district also serves Deer Park and North Barrington, and has 59 full-time employees and a 2016 budget of $11 million.

Malcolm plans to review a 2015 study of the Lake Zurich department by the International City/County Management Association Center for Public Safety Management and to work with the village staff to determine whether any changes are needed.

Malcolm replaces embattled former Fire Chief David Wheelock, who retired in May.


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Mt Prospect chief to take job in Lake Zurich

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Mount Prospect’s fire chief likely will retire from so he can shift into the chief’s job in Lake Zurich.

Lake Zurich Mayor Thomas Poynton and interim Village Manager Steven Husak are recommending John Malcolm be hired as fire chief. Village trustees are expected to vote on Malcolm’s hiring at a meeting Sept. 21. If approved by the village board, Malcolm would take his oath of office Oct. 19.

There were 43 resumes received for the job, and the field was narrowed to a final four before Malcolm was selected.

Malcolm has been Mount Prospect’s fire chief since 2010. He joined Mount Prospect as a firefighter/paramedic in 1986 and worked his way up the command chain as lieutenant, deputy chief and fire chief. Before he was selected as Mount Prospect’s fire chief, Malcolm became involved in several aspects of the department, including oversight of underwater rescue, hazardous materials and technical rescue teams. He was responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations in his 12 years as deputy fire chief.

Malcolm also would become chief of the Lake Zurich Rural Fire Protection District, a taxing agency separate from the village. Through an agreement, the rural fire protection district receives service from the village for Deer Park, Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer and unincorporated areas.

According to Lake Zurich’s fire chief recruitment profile, the salary range for the job is $92,265 to $142,372.

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