Excerpts from the VillageofLombard.org:

Village of Lombard names Richard A. Sander as next Fire Chief

Sander_Rick145_thumb.jpgThe Village of Lombard has named current Naperville Deputy Fire Chief Richard A. Sander as its next fire chief beginning on October 3, 2016.

Sander has served the City of Naperville since 1998 as a firefighter paramedic, lieutenant, captain, and acting battalion chief, before being promoted to deputy fire chief in 2011. Sander’s career began as a firefighter and paramedic in 1979 with the City of Harvey, IL. Since then he has also worked for the City of Aurora and the Village of Oak Brook.

Village President Keith Giagnorio said the village staff was impressed by Sander’s qualifications and more than 33 years of experience in the fire service. Sander is scheduled to be sworn in at a regularly scheduled Village Board meeting on September 15, 2016.

While serving the City of Naperville, Sander oversaw 10 fire stations and served as the incident commander at major emergency incidents. Sander offers extensive knowledge of fire science as well experience serving as the President of the Sugar Grove Fire Protection District’s Board of Fire Commissioners and the Post Committee Chairman for Naperville’s Explorer Post Fire Cadet Program.

Sander received his EMT Paramedic Certification in 1983 and achieved his Bachelor of Fire Science from Southern Illinois University in 1993. He is a Certified Illinois State Fire Marshal Officer II and a Certified Illinois Office State Fire Marshal Fire Apparatus Engineer.

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