Fire and Rescue

Fire Chief John Lewis

John Lewis,
Fire Chief

Welcome to the City Of Zion

Fire and Rescue Department

Full Time Personnel

City of Zion Fire Department

The Zion Fire Rescue Department currently has 27 employees including 24 shift personnel, working 24 hours on duty and 48 hours off duty, and 3 daytime personnel.

The 24 shift personnel consists of 3 shifts each with a Batallion Chief/Paramedic
who serves as the shift commander, a Lieutenant/Paramedic who serves as the Assistant Shift Commander and 6 Firefighter/Paramedics.

Shift One (Black Shift)

  • Batallion Chief/Paramedic Tim Poulsen
  • Lieutenant/Paramedic John Lewis
  • Firefighter/Paramedic Brian Haske
  • William Haske
  • Mark Klamut
  • Eric Pursche
  • Justin Stried
  • Allen Town

Shift Two (Red Shift)

  • Batallion Chief/Paramedic Gary Thomas
  • Lieutenant/Paramedic Bob Guerin
  • Firefighter/Paramedic Tom Bailey
  • Dane Costello
  • Rick Gripko
  • Dan Reich
  • Eric Troy
  • Tim Urbanik

Shift Three (Gold Shift)

  • Batallion Chief/Paramedic Mike Stried
  • Lieutenant/Paramedic Greg Friedrich
  • Firefighter/Paramedic Rocky Campanella
  • Denny Decker
  • Alan Eppers
  • Rob Kight
  • Rick Reich
  • Dana Zbyszynski

The daytime personnel consists of the Fire Chief, Batallion Chief / Fire Marshal, and an Administrative Assistant.

  • Fire Chief David LaBelle
  • Batallion Chief/Fire Marshal Dale Colwell
  • Administrative Assistant Mary Hudson

The Fire Chief is responsible for the daily administration within the Fire Department as well as the planning for future needs of the department and the city.
The Administrative Assistance works with the Chief to maintain all of the records of the department and also works with the Fire Marshal in the Fire Prevention Bureau.
The Batallion Chief / Fire Marshal is in charge of the Fire Prevention Bureau and responsible for all inspections and plan reviews within the city.


City of Zion, Illinois