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Title:Fire Fighting Medal of Honor Committee
Contact Name:Robin Sudduth
Contact Title:Administrative Assistant II, State Fire Marshal
Contact Phone:217.558.6743
Contact E-Mail:Robin.sudduth@illinois.gov
Function:The Committee is responsible for developing an annual award program to recognize fire fighters who were killed, seriously hurt, or displayed exceptional bravery or heroism in the line of duty; working with fire-fighting organizations in state to designing, develop, and procure a Fire Fighting Medal of Honor; selecting an appropriate date or occasion for presentation
Term:Fire Chiefs - 2 years; Other appointed positions – 1 year
Senate Confirmation:No
Compensation:Expenses
Composition:10 members: 8 appointed by Governor: 3 fire chiefs from other than Chicago (Chief); 3 representatives of statewide fire-fighter organization (FFO); 2 retired IL fire fighters (Retired FF); State Fire Marshal; Chief, Chicago Fire Department.
Authority:20 ILCS 3985/3001

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Bishop, Jay8/31/20192/11/2016GovernorMember, Retired FF- 1 year termSangamon
Bruno, Jeff8/31/20198/10/2018GovernorMember, FFO-1 year termKankakee
Clemens, Tim8/31/20192/1/1997GovernorMember, Retired FF- 1 year termCook
Fortuna, Daniel8/31/20181/1/2005GovernorMember, FFO- 1 year termCook
Freeman, Thomas8/13/201910/1/2008GovernorMember, Chief- 2 year termDuPage
Grady, James8/13/201812/1/1999GovernorMember, FFO- 1 year termWill
Perez, MatthewStatuteEx-OfficioFire MarshalNone
Santiago, JoseStatuteEx-OfficioChicago Fire CommissionerCook
VACANT8/31/2019GovernorMember, Fire ChiefNone
Welle, Rick8/31/20191/1/2005GovernorMember, Fire ChiefMadison