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Village President Appoints Captain John Giannelli as Hinsdale's New Fire Chief and Recognizes Retiring Fire Chief Richard Ronozsky.  

At the November 15, 2016 Village Board meeting, Village President Tom Cauley appointed Captain John Giannelli as Hinsdale’s new Fire Chief and recognized retiring Fire Chief Richard Ronovsky. President Cauley appointed Captain Giannelli as Fire Chief effective November 26. Captain Giannelli celebrated his 25-year anniversary with the Hinsdale Fire Department in May. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2006 and Captain in 2012. He has been a shift commander and is the Department’s Training Officer.

Captain Giannelli has completed numerous certifications through the State Fire Marshal’s Office, including Basic and Advanced Firefighter, Fire Service Instructor and Fire Officer. He recently completed the certification process as a Chief Fire Officer. Captain Giannelli received his Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science Management from Southern Illinois University.

The appointment comes as a result of the retirement of Fire Chief Richard Ronovsky. Chief Ronovsky's last day with the Hinsdale Fire Department is November 25.


President Tom Cauley swears in new Fire Chief John Giannelli.

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