Evanston Fire Chief Alan Berkowsky today announced the promotion of Fire Captain Greg Klaiber as Division Chief of Life-Safety Services.
Division Chief Klaiber will replace Division Chief Hunter who was promoted to Deputy Chief this year. Chief Klaiber duties will include responsibility for managing the Department’s Emergency Medical Services and Special Team Operations including water rescue, HazMat and Technical Rescue.
Chief Klaiber joined the Department in 1985 as a firefighter/paramedic. In 2000 he was promoted to fire captain/paramedic. In addition to his fire suppression duties as a captain, he was in charge of the annual hydrant testing program, served as a house captain for Fire Station #3 and is currently the lead instructor for the public safety program at Evanston Township High School. Klaiber has also served on the department’s personal watercraft rescue team which uses wave-runners for surface water rescues.
As an Evanston resident, Chief Klaiber is also very involved in the Community. He is currently a board member for the Frank Govern Golf Course and for the Evanston Baseball and Softball Association.
He has served as a committee member for the Evanston Foreign Fire Tax Board, Early Childhood Collaboration Committee and a coach for the Evanston Speed Skating Team.
Heserved as a board member for Evanston School District 65 from 1999 to 2003 and headed the board’s finance committee from 2001 to 2003.
Last year Evanston Fire & Life-Safety Services ran 8,517 calls for service of which 5,030 were for Emergency Medical Services.