"World class people"
A link to his appointment as the Fire Commissioner by Mayor Daley:
Meanwhile, in Carol Stream:
A February 28 article from Christopher Placek at the Daily Herald points out where Chief Hoff will be hanging out:
Hoff was hired Monday as the deputy chief of the Carol Stream Fire Protection District, which has a 15-square-mile coverage area that includes all of Carol Stream and parts of Bloomingdale, Winfield and Glendale Heights.
Hoff and his new boss, Carol Stream Fire Chief Rick Kolomay, taught classes at the Illinois Fire Service Institute and Chicago Fire Academy, and they co-authored a firefighting training manual in 2003.
The 2003 book is Firefighter Rescue and Survival, published by Fire Engineering.
Carol Stream is an 8.9 square mile village within DuPage county with 41,000 residents.
The Fire Protection District provides fire and ambulance service from three fire stations.
In the news article, Chief Hoff said:
There are more opportunities to work with younger firefighters and “pass on experiences” through training.
We will be better because of his desire to pass on experiences.
Mike "FossilMedic" Ward
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