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Mayor Steve Morley will appoint Thomas K. Freeman as the City of Elmhurst’s new fire chief at the upcoming City Council meeting on Tuesday, September 6th.

New Fire Chief

Freeman comes to Elmhurst after serving as the fire chief for the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District for 22 years. He also worked as a firefighter for the Village of Evergreen Park where he was promoted to several positions, and eventually became assistant fire chief. Freeman has over 44 years of experience and expertise in firefighting and holds a Masters in Public Administration from Northern Illinois University. Among many certifications and memberships, he is an active member of the DuPage County Crisis Management Team.

Freeman is charged with leading the Elmhurst Fire Department operations while managing fire control and prevention, overseeing enforcement of municipal fire codes, and coordinating fire safety community outreach programs.

Chief Freeman will assume his role as the City of Elmhurst Fire Chief on October 10, 2016.

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