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posted: 3/25/2013 4:21 PM

Gurnee fire chief keeps special title:

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Gurnee Fire Chief Fred N. Friedl has received a special designation from the Center for Public Safety Excellence. He has been re-awarded the title of "Chief Fire Officer" for Gurnee. This prestigious designation, achieved through the completion of an application process and peer review, recognizes measured excellence and an ongoing commitment to professional development. Friedl originally received the designation in 2004 and has been re-designated twice. Chief Fire Officers must submit demonstrated professional development and achievements to the commission every four year in order to be re-designated. Currently, there are roughly 850 designated CFOs in the United States, with 48 in Illinois.

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