Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:
Ken Dunn has served as fire chief in Tinley Park since 1996 and will retire at the end of June.
He worked as the village’s fire inspector starting in 1972, and continued in that position until being named chief. It was during his tenure as fire inspector that the fire department started visiting schools to discuss fire safety with students.
Dunn served in the U.S. Army and spent 13 months in Korea and two years in Germany. Before joining the fire department, he worked in the village’s public works department.
The department was founded in 1901 and currently has 121 part-time firefighters, with the department operating four stations.