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The Evanston Fire Department has announced the promotion of Fire Captain Tim Migon to the rank of Battalion Chief, Fire Apparatus Operator Kyle Zaremba to Fire Captain, and FF/Paramedic Dan Bailey to the rank of Fire Apparatus Operator, effective May 27, 2021.
Battalion Chief Tim Migon joined the Evanston Fire Department in 2002. While rising through the ranks, Battalion Chief Migon served as a member of the Evanston Fire Department Dive Rescue Team for the last 17 years, a member of the Evanston Swift Water Rescue Team, and currently serves on Illinois Water Rescue Task Force 1. In 2019, Battalion Chief Migon was deployed twice with Illinois Water Rescue Task Force 1 to aid disaster stricken residents impacted by record flooding in southern Illinois.
Battalion Chief Migon has also served as an Evanston Fire Investigator and Inspector. Tim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science.
Fire Captain Kyel Zaremba joined the Evanston Fire Department in 2006. He previously served with the Lake Forest Fire Department. Captain Zaremba is a member of both the Evanston and MABAS Technical Rescue Teams and has been an FAO for 7 years. He served as Secretary, Treasurer and is currently a Trustee for Evanston Firefighters Local 742. Captain Zaremba also serves as a CPR Instructor.
Fire Apparatus Operator Dan Bailey joined the Evanston Fire Department in 2011. He previously served the Countryside Fire Protection District as a part time firefighter beginning in 2006. He is a Paramedic Preceptor, Surface Water Rescue Team member, EMS Committee member and Acting Captain. F.A.O. Bailey is a Fire Officer I, Fire Instructor II, Advanced Firefighter, Rope Operations Technician, Vehicle Machinery Operations Technician, Hazardous Materials Operations Technician, and Fire Apparatus Engineer.