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Klaiber promoted to deputy fire chief

Greg Klaiber will be promoted Monday to Deputy Chief of Evanston’s Fire and Life Safety Services, filling the vacancy created by the recent retirement of Deputy Chief Sam Hunter.

Greg Klaiber will be promoted Monday to Deputy Chief of Evanston’s Fire and Life Safety Services, filling the vacancy created by the recent retirement of Deputy Chief Sam Hunter.

Klaiber is an Evanston resident and a graduate of Evanston Township High School. As a 25-year veteran of the department he rose through the ranks from firefighter/paramedic to captain and division chief. The deputy chief is second in command of the department.

Most recently, Klaiber served as the division chief in charge of emergency medical services and specialty teams including hazardous materials, technical rescue and the water rescue/recovery teams.

In addition to his duties with the city, Klaiber was a District 65 school board member for District 65  from 1999 to 2003 and was an active participant in Evanston’s Youth Baseball Association. He holds a master’s degree in cardiac rehabilitation and a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology.

A promotion ceremony will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Fire and Life Safety Services Headquarters, 909 Lake St.

The vacancy created by his promotion has been eliminated through budget reductions.

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