NorvielMayor Sally A. Faith has announced the appointment of George W. Sheets as the next fire chief of the City of Saint Charles Fire Department. Sheets has more than thirty-six years of fire and emergency medical service experience, serving twenty-two of those years as a fire chief. He joins the Saint Charles Fire Department from the Village of Oak Lawn, Illinois Fire and Rescue Department serving concurrently under an innovative and creative “shared” fire chief concept for two separate communities. Sheets will begin his new position on Monday, July 16, 2018.
“After conducting a national search, Saint Charles is welcoming a highly skilled, highly educated and very experienced fire service executive in George Sheets who will lead our fire department,” said Mayor Faith.
“George transformed our Fire Department, held costs in check. Worked well with our board and management team, implemented innovative changes that enhanced services for residents and did so with grace and professionalism under very stressful conditions. He is well respected in our community and I know he will make a wonderful Chief in yours,” said Sandra Bury, Mayor of Oak Lawn, Illinois. Continue Reading →