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Chris Bednarek
  • 50, Male
  • Chicago Heights, IL
  • United States
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Lives in:
Chicago Heights Fire
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Professional Qualifications:
Illinois OSFM Fire Officer 2
Illinois OSFM Instructor 3
Illinois OSFM Confined Space Rescue Technician
Illinois OSFM Vertical 2
Illinois OSFM Trench Rescue Technician
Illinois OSFM Collapse Rescue Technician
Illinois OSFM Hazardous Materials Tech. A
Illinois OSFM Incident Safety Officer
Illinois OSFM Health & Safety Officer
Illinois OSFM Training Program Manager
Illinois OSFM Certified Fire Investigator
Topics you provide training for:
I would love to help out anyone who needs assistance in any area I have the training to provide. One of the most rewarding parts of my job is passing on what I have learned to the next generation of firefighters who will follow us.
Areas of expertise:
Vehicle & Machinery Rescue, Rope Rescue, Confined Space Rescue
I am a full time Lieutenant/Paramedic on the Chicago Heights Fire Department, where I also serve as a member of a three-person training committee. Prior to this position, I was a paid-on-call member of the Crete Township Fire Protection District.

I function as a Rescue Specialist on Illinois Task Force 1 USAR team. I am a Certified Fire Investigator and function as such with the South Suburban Fire Investigation Task Force.

I am a field staff instructor for the Illinois Fire Service Institute, a lead instructor for Prairie State College, a member of IAFF Local 711 and a proud member of the SouthSide FOOLS.
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