Bartlett fire lieutenant to be assistant chief
Bartlett Fire Protection District Fire Chief Mike Falese, who is retiring next month, has announced the promotion of Lt. Brian Becker to the position of assistant chief.
The office of assistant chief is currently held by William Gabrenya, who is expected to succeed Falese as chief.
Becker joined the fire protection district in June 2008, has developed a mentor/coaching program for new hires, manages the district's facilities division and is currently enrolled in the University of Illinois-Springfield Master of Public Administration program.
"Brian demonstrates and exhibits the traits, principles, and skills required of the next assistant chief," Falese said in a written statement. "Brian is a professional, respectful and compassionate individual with demonstrated leadership experience and possesses the skills to develop and promote effective partnerships with other local, regional, state and federal agencies."