Excerpts from Waukeshanow.com:

The Sussex Fire Commission appointed David Johnsen to serve as the new Sussex fire chief on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Johnsen will join the Sussex Fire Department on Feb. 27; he is fulfilling his final work commitments with his current employer, the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District in Illinois.

Johnsen started his 30-year career in fire service with the New Berlin Volunteer Fire Department. He began working for the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District in August 1991. Johnsen progressed through the ranks from firefighter to lieutenant to captain, then battalion chief, which was his most recent position prior to being hired by Sussex.

He earned a master’s degree in business administration from Benedictine University in 2007, and obtained his bachelor of arts degree in management from there in 2004.

As established by the Sussex Village Board in August, Johnsen’s salary will be in the range of $80,000 to $95,000.

Johnsen will take over from Deputy Chief Tony Emanuele, who has been interim fire chief since former Fire Chief Colin ‘Corky’ Curtis retired in June.

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