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Posted on: June 7, 2019

La Grange Announces New Fire Chief

The Village is pleased to announce that Terrence Vavra has been selected as the next Chief of the La Grange Fire Department. 

Vavra has 40 years of experience in the fire service, most recently as the Fire Chief for the Norwood Park Fire District and previously as the Chief of the Buffalo Grove Fire Department.  He also achieved the rank of Deputy Chief at the Lisle Woodridge Fire District. 

Vavra earned a Master of Science degree in Management and Organizational Behavior from Benedictine University and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Western Illinois University.  He has a number of Illinois Fire Marshal Certifications including Chief Fire Officer and is a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs and Illinois Fire Chiefs Association.

Terrence Vavra will be appointed and sworn in as Fire Chief for the Village on Monday, June 24, 2019.

Vavra replaces Fire Chief Don Gay who recently retired from service after over thirty years of service.
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