Evanston Fire Division Chief Tom Janetske is retiring from a 26 year career with the department.
Janetske joined the department in 1989 and was promoted to division chief of the Fire Prevention Bureau and the city’s emerency preparedness manager in 2008.
“Tom’s knowledge in the areas of fire prevention, life safety code enforcement and all hazards planning will be missed,” Fire Chief Greg Klaiber said in a statement. “I relied on Tom’s expertise and acumen in each of these areas and I appreciate all that he has done for the Evanston Fire Department and the City of Evanston throughout his distinguished career.”
Janetske’s last day with the city will be Sept. 4 and the department will hold a retirement ceremony for him at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3 at fire headquarters at 909 Lake Street.