Chief Hanson came to Batavia as the Deputy Chief in June 2017. His previous position was at Elburn FPD, where he works as an Assistant Chief. Before that, he worked as a Battalion Chief at St Charles Fire Department, and a Shift Commander at Geneva Fire Department. He holds numerous certifications, including Chief Fire Officer, Firefighter III, Paramedic, Instructor III, and Health and Safety Officer. Chief has worked on many area special teams, such as Water Rescue, MABAS Division 13 Hazardous Material Response, Fire Investigation Team, Kane County Fire Investigation Task Force, and MABAS 13 Technical Rescue. Chief also has experience in Emergency Service Disaster both working as a volunteer for Geneva Civil Defense and as the Coordinator for Geneva ESDA; and in Building Safety working as a Building Inspector for the City of St Charles.
Chief Hanson has a Bachelors Degree from Northern Illinois
University and a Masters Degree from Benedictine University.