Personnel

Deputy Chief Andrew J. Hoeniges

20 Years of Service

  • Oversees the Operations Branch of the department.
  • Oversees the Safety Branch of the department.   
  • Serves as Secretary on the Foreign Fire Tax Board.
  • Holds multiple certifications including Fire Officer I and also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Communications and minor in English from Eureka College.
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Captain Joseph P. Hassinger

16 Years of Service

  • Oversees the Supports Services Division of the department. 
  • Supervisor of the Fire Investigation Unit.
  • Holds multiple certifications including Fire Officer I and an Associate's Degree in Fire Science from Parkland College.
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Captain Ryan L. Hanson

22 Years of Service

  • Oversees the Training Divison.
  • Serves as the Union Secretary of IAFF Local 3239 and also in the AFFI-IAFF Honor Guard. 
  • Holds multiple certifications including Fire Officer I and also a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Industrial Technology from Iowa State University.  
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Lieutenant Andrew J. Vitzthum 

14 Years of Service

  • Assistant to the Support Services Division.
  • Serves as the President of the Foreign Fire Tax Board.
  • Holds multiple certifications including Company Officer and also an Associate's Degree in Fire Service Technology from Parkland College.
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Lieutenant Michael R. Jahn 

14 Years of Service

  • Oversees the Public Education and Relations Division of the Community Risk Reduction Branch.  
  • Holds multiple certifications including Company Officer Provisional and also a Bachelor’s of Special Studies degree with a major in Marketing and Sales, Secondary Education, and Physical Education / Physical Training with a minor in Communications from Cornell College.
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Firefighter Jeremy M. Highland

15 Years of Service

  • Member of the Fire Investigation Unit.
  • Serves as President of Union Local 3239, Acting President of Clark Hose Company, and Treasurer of Foreign Fire Tax Board.
  • Hold multiple certifications including Advanced Firefighter and an Associate's Degree with a major in Fire Science from Parkland College. 
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Firefighter Josh D. Easton

6 Years of Service

  • Holds multiple certifications including Advanced Firefighter and has a Master of Science Degree with a major in Outdoor Recreation Administration from George Williams College of Aurora University.
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Firefighter Dillon E. Prendergast

12 Years of Service

  • EMS Coordinator.
  • Member of the Fire Investigation Unit.
  • Serves as the Union Vice President of Local 3239 and also on the Firefighter's Pension Board.
  • Holds multiple certifications including Basic Operations Firefighter and an Associate's Degree in General Studies from Heartland Community College.
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Firefighter Caleb G. Freese

11 Years of Service

  • Member of the Fire Investigation Unit.
  • Serves as a voting member of the Foreign Fire Tax Board.
  • Holds multiple certifications including Advanced Firefighter.
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Firefighter Devon N. Johansen

6 Years of Service

  • Holds certification as a Basic Operations Firefighter.  
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Firefighter Joshua S. Lanning

3 Years of Service

  • Holds certification as a Basic Operations Firefighter.
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Assistant Fire Chief Rick F. Higgins

37 Years of Service

  • Serves as Secretary / Treasurer for the Clark Hose Company.
  • Holds multiple certifications including Firefighter III.
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Firefighter Mike J. Morse

23 Years of Service

  • Holds multiple certifications including Firefighter III.
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Firefighter Jeremy E. Haas

3 Years of Service

  • Holds an EMT Basic license.
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Firefighter Joseph L. Nolan

3 Years of Service

  • Holds an EMT Basic license.
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Firefighter Michael G. Meiner

3 Years of Service

  • Holds an EMT Basic license.
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Firefighter David J. Cunningham

2 Years of Service


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Firefighter Fernando L. Daily 

2 Years of Service

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Firefighter Kai C. Libby

2 Years of Service

  • Holds an EMT-Basic license.
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Firefighter Kyle Walter 

  • Holds an EMT-Basic license.
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Firefighter Jordan Spangler

  • Holds a First Responder license.
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Firefighter Matt Williams

  • Holds an EMT-Basic license.
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Firefighter Wade Knobloch

  • Holds an EMT-Basic License.
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Firefighter Cory Eimen

  • Holds an EMT-Basic License.
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