On January 25, 2014, Downers Grove Fire Chief James Jackson was sworn in as President of the DuPage County Fire Chief's Association. The group provides an extensive network of communications and other resources to area fire chiefs in 38 member communities. Effective coordination with governing bodies in the County, as well as raising public awareness of fire and life safety programs, are key components of their organizational mission.
Chief Jackson's swearing in marks the second time in as many years that a member of Downers Grove's public safety team has served an important professional leadership role outside the Village. Police Chief Robert Porter serves as President of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police.
Congratulations Chief Jackson on your recent appointment as President of the DuPage County Fire Chief's Association and your unwavering commitment to public safety.