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House fire in Evanston, 1-22-24

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There was a large response after a fire broke out in the basement of a home in the 1100 block of Florence Avenue in Evanston at about 9:45 a.m. The fire quickly spread to other floors. The first floor partially collapsed, trapping two firefighters and prompting a mayday call.

Both firefighters were removed and taken in stable condition to a nearby hospital.

A cat died in the fire, and all three residents were displaced. The cause of the fire is being investigated.; #EvanstonFD; #firescene;

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Evanston Fire Department news

From the City of Evanston:


Evanston Fire Department Deputy Chief William Muno

Evanston Fire Department Deputy Chief William Muno

EVANSTON, IL – Chief Muno has served the residents of Evanston with pride and distinction over the past 34 years. Battalion Chief Muno’s promotion to deputy chief will be effective May 10, 2021. 

Chief Muno’s leadership in the department has been extensive, having served as a captain for 16 years and battalion chief for the last 9 years.

Bill has proven to be a dedicated member of the department, working tirelessly to improve the department’s day-to-day operations. He has provided training opportunities for fire department staff through his participation in the training committee for nearly ten years, helped our members operate more safely through his involvement with the safety committee since 1996, and has shaped departmental guidelines by serving on the Standard Operating Guideline Committee since 2016. Bill served as a paramedic preceptor, a role proven vital to helping newer paramedics develop the skills necessary to be effective in the field. Additionally, Chief Muno served as an active member of the department’s hazardous materials team for five years.

Bill’s commitment to professional development is evident in the numerous training courses, certifications, and college credits completed. Chief Muno completed the Fire Officer I and II certifications, attended numerous command classes, and completed various special operations training. Chief Muno currently holds an Associate’s Degree from Oakton College. 

Deputy Chief Muno’s vision for the fire department is to “have every member trained to the degree necessary to effectively manage the challenges presented and to benefit from modern-day advancements in the field.” 

“Chief Muno is one of the most knowledgeable people I know in the fire service,” said Fire Chief Paul Polep. “Everyone in this organization will greatly benefit with Chief Muno in this senior leadership role.”

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