Former Fire Chief Earns Emeritus Honor at IFCA Conference

© 2013, John Hartmann Jeff Waite is seen here receiving his Fire Chief Emeritus Award on October 15.

© 2013, John Hartmann
Jeff Waite is seen here receiving his Fire Chief Emeritus Award on October 15.

In light of 30 years of service and beyond, Waite commended

by Barry Featheringill
Sullivan Reporter

Sullivan’s former fire chief, Jeff Waite, may have recently been nominated for the Fire Chief Emeritus Award by the Illinois Fire Chief’s Association, but he certainly didn’t expect to be chosen.

“I didn’t think I had much of a chance. I still sent in my money for my wife Linda and me to attend,” said Waite. “When they called me to tell me that I was to receive the Fire Chief Emeritus Award they told me they had held my check since they knew I was one of the candidates. Our banquet tickets were part of the award.”     Login or Subscribe to read the rest of this story.

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