The Hinsdale Fire Department was officially formed in July of 1893. In the beginning, the department was staffed by Village residents who were true volunteers serving their community. Through the years, the Village's needs were such that a combination full time/volunteer department provided services for many years. Currently, there are 23 full time personnel.
The administrative staff of the fire department consists of Chief John Giannelli, Assistant Chief Tim McElroy, two part time Fire Prevention members - Brian Sible and James Halik. Brian Sible is a long time member of the LaGrange Fire Department and has an extensive history in fire prevention. He was hired in 2015 to replace Don Gay who is now the Fire Chief of LaGrange Fire Department. Hinsdale Fire Department also employs a part time administrative assistant, Rita McFarland. Rita is a long time resident of the Village of Hinsdale and very familiar with the community and its residents. The administrative staff works normal business hours - 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday.
The remainder of the personnel are assigned to three shifts. Each shift works 24 hours on duty followed by 48 hours off duty. This arrangement provides at least seven (7) personnel assigned to each shift. The minimum staffing level for on duty personnel is six (6). Currently, fire personnel are assigned to the following shifts:
|Shift 1 (Black)||Shift 2 (Red)||Shift 3 (Gold)|
|Capt. Jon Carlson||Capt. Bill Claybrook||Capt. Kevin Votava|
|Lt. Andrew Ziemer||Lt. Don Newberry||Lt. Mike Neville|
|FF/PM Mike Karban||FF/PM Andrew Smith||FF/PM Doug Niemeyer|
|FF/PM Kevin Baker||FF/PM Bob Patitucci||FF/PM Steve Tullis|
|FF/PM Pat Schaberg||FF/PM Tom McCarthy||FF/PM Jared Skibbens|
|FF/PM Dan Majewski||FF/PM Jim Nichols||FF/PM Mike Wilson|
|FF/PM Jared Skibbens||FF/PM Nick McDonough||FF/PM Cameron Russell|