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James P. Moore, a 35-year veteran of the fire service, served as the Fire Rescue Chief / Emergency Manager of the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department (IL) for 9 + years. Prior to Chief Moore’s service in Crystal Lake he served the Naperville Fire Department (IL) for 21+ years, where he rose in the ranks from firefighter/paramedic to District Chief. He is known as an energetic leader who is focused on professionalism, training and education. Prior to his service in Naperville, Chief Moore served as a member of the Lisle-Woodridge Fire District.

During his career Chief Moore has received numerous commendations for rescues and innovative program development in Emergency Medical Service, Training, Specialized Rescue, Fire Suppression and Emergency Management.

Chief Moore serves as the Co-Chairman of the Office of the State Fire Marshal – Fire Officer State Certification Advisory Committee. Chief Moore also serves as the Program Director of the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute’s Leadership Development and Decision-Making Program.

Professional Education, Training and Instruction

  • Masters degree in Management and Organizational Behavior, Benedictine University
  • Baccalaureate degree in Fire Service Management, Western Illinois University
  • Associates degree in Fire Science Technology, College of DuPage

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Co-Chairman of the Office of the State Fire Marshal – Fire Officer State Certification Advisory Committee
  • Program Director of the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute’s Leadership Development and Decision-Making Program
  • Program Director of the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute’s National incident Management Program
  • National Fire Protection Association – First Responder Forum Member

Awards

  • Fire Service Instructor of the Year – Illinois Society of Fire Service Instructors, 2015

Local Government Professional Background

  • Fire Rescue Chief / Emergency Manager of the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department (IL)  2005-2014
  • District Chief, Naperville Fire Department  1984-2005