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Capt. Pat Novak has announced his retirement from the Evanston Fire Department after 23 years of service. He joined the department on Sept. 11, 1995. 

Community members are invited to join the department and Capt. Novak for a flag lowering ceremony on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., at Fire Headquarters, 909 Lake St. 

Capt. Novak began his career of public service in 1986 as a combat medic with the U.S. Army National Guard. While in Evanston, he has served as the treasurer of Local 742, a trustee of the Evanston Foreign Fire Tax Board, and finished his career as a captain in the Fire Prevention Bureau.

“Capt. Novak has always been a dedicated firefighter, paramedic and fire officer who helped advance the department’s mission of life safety, especially in the areas of fire prevention and code enforcement,” said Chief Brian Scott. “Whether it be personally or professionally, Pat was always most motivated and committed to serving others. We wish him well in retirement.”

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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  1. Captain Novak

    I wanted to congratulate Pat Novak on his retirement. I have known Pat for about 12 or 13 years. We were involved in some projects together with his brothers. As a Captain he also came to our condo building and gave a talk about fire safety. Pat Novak is a fine person and has worked very hard to serve his community.

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