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Palatine firefighter resigns

The Daily Herald has the following article:

A Palatine firefighter facing termination over allegations he lied under oath in earlier disciplinary proceedings has resigned, according to village documents the Daily Herald acquired through a Freedom of Information Act request.

Bryan Maiden, who worked 10 years as a firefighter and paramedic for the department, had previously served a six-day suspension for having a flask containing rum in his locker at the fire station.

During police and fire commission proceedings that led to the suspension, Maiden testified he was being represented by a lawyer named Kathryn Nelson of the law firm of Jaffee & Berlin. Village officials later received a letter from the Chicago firm stating Nelson had never represented Maiden.

The letter led the village to initiate a new round of disciplinary hearings, now seeking to fire Maiden for lying under oath. Rather than go forward with the hearings, Maiden submitted his resignation letter on Nov. 20 to the Palatine Board of Fire and Police Commissioners.

Palatine Fire Chief Scott Anderson said Maiden submitted his resignation voluntarily and without the request of the village. He said Maiden would be eligible to receive his pension when he reaches the appropriate age, but it will be at a vastly reduced rate than what it would have been had he retired after 20 years of service. He said Maiden also could ask to get his contributions back, but that would need to be approved by the Palatine Fire Pension Board.

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New fire chief in Palatine

The Palatine Fire Department recently appointed Deputy Chief Scott Anderson to the position of fire chief replacing Chief Robert Falardeau who retired at the beginning of the week.

From the TribLocal:

The badge worn by Fire Chief Robert Falardeau for the last two years now is being worn by 20-year-veteran Scott Andersen, the village’s new fire chief.

Andersen, the fire department’s deputy chief of operations was appointed to the top job at a village council meeting Monday night, as Falardeau, who has been with the fire department for the past 31 years, the last two as fire chief, retired.

The TribLocal article is HERE.

Daily Herald articles can be found HERE and HERE.

A 20-year veteran of the Palatine Fire Department will soon be its next leader.

Deputy Chief of Operations Scott Andersen, a 45-year-old Palatine resident who has climbed the leadership ranks of his department, on Monday replaces retiring Fire Chief Bob Falardeau.

“He brings great energy to his profession and is very professional in everything he does,” said Falardeau, who spent more than 31 years with Palatine, the last two as chief. “He’s very a service-oriented, charismatic leader.”


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