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Veteran Chicago Paramedic Becomes Illinois State Fire Marshal

A 30-year veteran of the Chicago Fire Department who rose in rank from paramedic to executive assistant to the fire commissioner has been named the Illinois State Fire Marshal, the governor’s office announced Saturday.

Larry Matkaitis currently serves as the northern regional administrator in the Office of State Fire Marshal, a position he’s held since 2005.

Matkaitis served for over three decades within the Chicago Fire Dept., rising from paramedic to chief paramedic and later assistant deputy fire commission for emergency medical operations, according to a release from Gov. Pat Quinn’s office.

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Press Release: Governor Quinn Appoints New State Fire Marshal – Fire Service Veteran Larry Matkaitis to Lead Public Safety Agency

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