Illinois Legislative Fire Caucus Annual Meeting

State Representative John Cavaletto, a member of the Appropriations-Public Safety Committee in the House, and an officer in the "Fire Caucus" of the Illinois General Assembly, was joined at the annual meeting by Effingham Fire Chief Joe Holomy (left) and Chief Michael Mavrogeorge (right), chairman of the Illinois Fire Services Association. The annual early morning breakfast meeting provides an opportunity for fire chiefs from around the state to come to the Capitol to discuss public safety ideas and potential legislation.

The Illinois Fire Services Association is the partnership of the 13 major fire services organizations in Illinois joined to promote and coordinate the activities and programs as it relates to life, health, and safety of the citizens of the State of Illinois. The Association is composed of the elected and appointed leaders of all of the statewide fire service organizations in Illinois; the Chicago Fire Department, the Illinois Fire Service Institute, and the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Together the member organizations represent both career and volunteer fighters in the urban, suburban, and rural areas across our state. The member organizations, together, speak for our state's Fire Chiefs and more than 42,000 Illinois firefighters on the significant issues that affect our fire, emergency medical service, and our citizens.