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Drew Smith
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  • Prospect Heights, IL
  • United States
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Lives in:
Arlington Heights, IL
Prospect Heights (IL) Fire District
Deputy Chief
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Combination fire department
Professional Qualifications:
IL certified Fire Officer 3
IL certified Instructor 4 and Training Program Manager
BS, Fire Science Management
IL certified Fire Apparatus Engineer, Airport FF, Haz Mat Tech, Rope/Trench/Confined Space/Structural Collapse rescue
Licensed paramedic
Topics you provide training for:
Company drills
Airport FF
Technical Rescue
Areas of expertise:
Aerial Operations
Managing technical recue operations
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35-year fire service veteran: 28 years officer experience with 23 as a chief officer. Past Lead HOT Instructor and 14-time classroom presenter at annual Fire Department Instructors Conference. Certified Fire Officer and Instructor. Licensed Paramedic since 1981. Attended National Fire Academy. Extensive experience in program development, management, leadership and supervision of personnel groups, development of policies and procedures, apparatus and equipment purchasing and maintenance, public fire safety education, media relations, and Emergency Medical Services system coordination and liaison. Experience in establishment of a new fire department and hiring of full-time and volunteer personnel. Command officer at numerous incidents including extra-alarm fires and multi-casualty situations. Founding member and current director of Regional Technical Rescue Team. Chairman, Illinois Technical Rescue Team Steering Committee. Member of several professional organizations. Director of full-time,regional entry-level firefighter academy serving northeastern Illinois.
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At 3:05pm on January 31, 2013, DALE G. PEKEL said…

Send me your personal email address and I will try it again

At 11:36am on January 31, 2013, DALE G. PEKEL said…

Drew, I sent you an email with info on the prop(s) - Let me know if you need anything else.

At 8:12am on January 31, 2013, DALE G. PEKEL said…

Hello Drew,

Thanks for the invite bro - All the best to you and your Department!

Dale G. Pekel

At 8:44am on July 24, 2009, Chad Bowman said…
Hi Drew,

I recently posted a question regarding tri-winged occupancies. I am looking for any Response Guidelines or S.O.P's regarding these type of structures. I was told to ask you. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Take Care.
At 9:36am on March 2, 2009, Jay Ruoff said…
Drew, nice to hear from you. Randy Glanville and I were talking about some to of the training and the things we learned and Prospect Heights came up. That is where we learned about "Hand Shoes", something that we have never forgotten. Keep in touch......Jay

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