Excerpts from the KaneCountyChronicle.com:

Aldermen on Monday unanimously approved the appointment of Michael Antenore, a 20-year veteran firefighter, as Geneva’s next fire chief after the retirement of Fire Chief Steve Olson.

Olson will retire June 30, and Antenore, a paid-on-call firefighter, will begin his new duties Aug. 8. Antenore currently is director of marketing for Nalco, an Ecolab Co., in Naperville. Deputy Fire Chief Mark Einwich will manage the department on an interim basis.

“I started when I was 34 years old, working with a bunch of 18-year-olds,” Antenore said. “I tried not to get killed. I spent 33 years at my other employment. I have to make a phone call tonight. It’s bittersweet.”

Antenore has been a member of the fire department’s hazardous materials team and the public information officer, leading the 2015-20 strategic planning process and being active in public outreach programs.

Antenore began as a paid-on-call firefighter in 1996, working his way up to lieutenant/emergency medical technician in 2005.

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