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The Evanston Fire Department has announced the promotion of Battalion Chief William Muno to Deputy Chief of Operations. Chief Muno has served in the department for 34 years. Battalion Chief Muno’s promotion to Deputy Chief will be effective May 10.
Chief Muno served as a Fire Captain for 16 years and Battalion Chief for the last nine years.
The Fire Department said in a release, “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 10 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.”
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.”