Division Chief Geoff Block retired from the Evanston Fire Department today.

Block started his career with the department on May 11, 1987, and has served for over 26 years.

 “Division Chief Block has served our department and the City of Evanston with honor and distinction throughout his career,” Fire Chief Greg Klaiber said.

Starting as a firefighter-paramedic, block also served as a fire inspector and investigator, a fire captain and division chief of training and professional development.

“We are thankful for all he has done to leave our department in a better place,” Klaiber added.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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