Chief Hanson is coming to Batavia from 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.