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    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.  Hinsdale Fire Department also employs a part time administrative assistant, Safia Rusalis. 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. Mike Neville
 Lt. Tom McCarthy
Lt. Steve Tullis  Lt. Andy Ziemer
 FF/PM Mike Karban  FF/PM Andrew Smith FF/PM Doug Neimeyer
 FF/PM Pat Schaberg
 FF/PM Bob Patitucci  FF/PM Kevin Baker
 FF/PM Jim Nichols
 FF/PM Jared Skibbens
 FF/PM Mike Wilson
 FF/PM Dan Majewski  FF/PM Nick McDonough
 FF/PM Ryan Dudek
FF/PM Cameron Russell
FF/PM Mike Lorusso
FF/PM Nicole Hladik