On Feb. 8 Greg Klaiber was promoted to deputy chief of the City’s Fire and Life Safety Services, filling the vacancy recently created by the retirement of Deputy Chief Samuel Hunter. The deputy chief is second in command of Evanston Fire and Life Safety Services.
     Mr. Klaiber is an Evanston resident and a graduate of Evanston Township High School.  A 25-year veteran of the Department, he rose through the ranks from firefighter/paramedic to captain, division chief and finally to deputy Chief. Most recently, Chief Klaiber served as the division chief in charge of emergency medical services and specialty teams, including hazardous materials, technical rescue and the water rescue/recovery teams.    

Mr. Klaiber served on the School District 65 Board of Education from 1999 to 2003 and was an active participant in Evanston’s Youth Baseball Association. He holds a master’s degree in cardiac rehabilitation and a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology. The vacancy created by his promotion has been eliminated through budget reductions.