Mark Allan Chmura has joined the St. Charles Fire Department as Emergency Management Coordinator.
Chmura comes to St. Charles after 31 years with the Naperville Fire Department, where he held many positions, most recently the rank of Captain. There he also served on the Hazardous Materials Response, Public Education and Fire Investigation teams.
He also previously worked as a firefighter and senior paramedic for the North Palos Fire Protections District and as a paramedic for Daley’s Ambulance Service in Dolton, Illinois.
Chmura holds an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from Moraine Valley Community College, a Bachelor’s Degree from Western Illinois University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Benedictine University. He is also a certified Fire Apparatus Engineer, Fire/Arson Investigator, Training Program Manager, Hazardous Materials Technician, and Professional Emergency Manager.
“We are very excited to have Mark join the department,” said Fire Chief Joe Schelstreet. “His education and career paths give him a vast range of education and experience, not just in fire suppression, but also in various emergency management and public safety situations. Having him with us will benefit both our department and our community.”