The Daily Northwestern reports that Paul Polep has been appointed Fire Chief of the Evanston.
The city’s press release about Polep’s appointment follows:
Fire Chief Paul Polep is a 24-year veteran of the department with more than 30 years of fire service experience.
Polep began his service with the Evanston Fire Department in 1996 and rose through the ranks, serving as captain, division chief of emergency medical services, deputy chief of operations, and most recently as interim fire chief, a position he has held since January 2021.
Prior to his service in Evanston, Polep served as lieutenant and as a firefighter/paramedic with McHenry Township Fire Protection District.
He holds an associate degree in Applied Fire Science from McHenry County College, and has achieved Chief Fire Officer Designation from the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal.
He is a resident of Evanston