Thomas Wendt

Fire Department
Title: Fire Chief
Phone: 708-396-3180, ext. 4224
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Chief Wendt started his fire service career in 1995 and is an experienced Fire Administrator and Command Officer.  During his career Chief Wendt has served the following fire departments: 

  •  Garden Homes Fire Protection District ( Cadet, Firefighter, Engineer and Lieutenant) Calumet Park Fire Department (Firefighter, Engineer, Lieutenant) 
  • Dixmoor Fire Department (Firefighter, Captain, Division Chief, Fire Chief) 
  • Merrionette Park Fire Department (Assistant Fire Chief, Fire Chief) 

 In addition to the fire departments, Chief Wendt served as the Fire Marshal for the Cook County Health and Hospitals System and currently serves as a Fire Inspector II for the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal. Chief Wendt holds multiple state and federal certifications in the following areas: 

  • Firefighting  
  • Emergency Medical Services  
  • Fire Administration  
  • Rescue  
  • Code Enforcement  
  • Fire Prevention  
  • Fire Investigation  
  • Hazardous Materials 
  •  Incident Command

Chief Wendt also holds the Chief Fire Officer Certification from the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal. 


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