Chief of Department
Downers Grove Fire Department, IL
Jeffrey Pindelski is a 31-year student of the fire service, currently serving as the chief of the Downers Grove, IL, Fire Department. He earned a master’s degree in public safety administration from Lewis University, a graduate certificate in managerial leadership and a bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University. Pindelski is the coauthor of the text, R.I.C.O. – Rapid Intervention Company Operations, and was a revising author of the third edition of the Firefighter’s Handbook. He has presented at numerous fire service conferences and is a past recipient of the State of Illinois Firefighting Medal of Valor.