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Posted on: August 18, 2016

Village of Lombard names Richard A. Sander as next Fire Chief

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The Village of Lombard has named current Naperville Deputy Fire Chief Richard A. Sander as its next Chief of Fire. Sander is set to begin his role as Lombard’s Fire Chief beginning October 3, 2016.

Sander has served the City of Naperville since 1998 as a firefighter paramedic, Lieutenant, Captain, and Acting Battalion Chief, before being promoted to Deputy Fire Chief in 2011. Sander’s career began as a firefighter and paramedic in 1979 with the City of Harvey, IL. Since then he has also worked for the City of Aurora and the Village of Oak Brook.

“It is my honor and privilege to be chosen by the Village of Lombard to serve as the new Fire Chief,” said Sander. “The Lombard Fire Department is well respected throughout the area and I am excited to bring my 30 plus years of knowledge and experience to build on their successes. I look forward to exploring new ideas and practices that will enhance the department’s goal of excellence.”

Lombard Village President Keith Giagnorio said Village Staff was impressed by Sander’s qualifications and more than 33 years of experience in fire services. Sander is scheduled to be sworn in at a regularly scheduled Village Board meeting on September 15, 2016.

“Our top priority is the safety of our residents and we feel that this choice is a good fit for our community,” said the Chair of the Public Safety and Transportation Committee Trustee Dan Whittington. “We’re excited to have our new Fire Chief join us here in Lombard.”

While serving the City of Naperville, Sander oversaw 10 fire stations and served as Incident Commander at major emergency incidents. Sander offers extensive knowledge of fire science as well experience serving as the President of the Sugar Grove Fire Protection District’s Board of Fire Commissioners and the Post Committee Chairman for Naperville’s Explorer Post Fire Cadet Program.

Sander received his EMT Paramedic Certification in 1983 and achieved his Bachelor of Fire Science from Southern Illinois University in 1993. He is a Certified Illinois State Fire Marshal Officer II and a Certified Illinois Office State Fire Marshal Fire Apparatus Engineer.

Paul DiRienzo retired from the position of Lombard Fire Chief after serving with Lombard’s Fire Department for more than 30 years in July 2016.

Any questions can be directed to Communications Coordinator Avis Meade at (630) 620-5718 or meadea@villageoflombard.org.

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