Fire Chief to Unveil Staffing Plan to Hoffman Estates Village Board

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Byline: Diana Wallace Daily Herald Staff Writer

The president of the Hoffman Estates firefighters union said his membership is anxious to see details of Chief Ed Cavello's plans to reorganize the department.

Six months after taking over as fire chief, Cavello is expected to unveil his restructuring plan at a special village board committee meeting this morning.

Cavello's plan, which requires trustees' approval, calls for creation of a deputy fire chief, a fire marshal and three battalion chiefs. Those are essentially title changes for existing positions, although some duties will also change, Cavello said.

Cavello also hopes to promote three lieutenants to the new position of station captain, a move that would require an additional $9,000 for raises.

That will provide for a station captain at each of the three remote fire stations located at 1300 Westbury Drive, 225 Flagstaff Lane and in the Prairie Stone Business Park.

"We are one of the bigger departments in the area and we anticipate continued growth," Cavello said. …