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updated: 5/15/2013 12:10 PM

New deputy chief, equipment for Aurora fire department

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With two former fire chiefs and the current chief in the audience, Tom Greiner was appointed Tuesday to the position of deputy fire chief in Aurora.

Greiner is filling a position vacated by John Lehman when he became chief in March. Greiner has been with the Aurora Fire Department since 1989. He rose from a firefighter's rank to serve as lieutenant, captain, battalion chief and assistant chief on his way to the deputy chief role.

Greiner's appointment was granted on a night when the city council also approved an emergency repair and a few purchases for the fire department.

An emergency fix to the transmission of a ladder truck resulted in a $12,650 bill from Inland Power Group of Carol Stream.

The council also approved the purchase of a utility vehicle similar to a golf cart from Nadler Golf Car Sales in Aurora, and the purchase of an inflatable rescue boat for $32,375 from Demaree Inflatable Boats in Maryland.

The new boat will replace an old one with limited working space for fire department divers in full gear, according to a fire department memo. Its design also allows easier access to victims who need to be rescued from water.

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