Bruce Rauner, Governor

State Links Skip to Content Skip to State Links

 Health & Safety
 Family & Home
 About Illinois

Stay Informed

Your Government

Illinois Flag Honors

Inspector General

 IGNN: State/All Press Release

The State of Illinois News page provides access to the Illinois Government News Network and all state press releases.

September 1, 2009

Governor Quinn Names Acting Illinois Fire Marshal
Appoints Veteran Downstate Firefighter Dave DeFraties

CHICAGO – September 1, 2009. Governor Pat Quinn today appointed veteran firefighter Dave A. DeFraties of Springfield as Acting Illinois State Fire Marshal. DeFraties replaces David B. Foreman, who is retiring as State Fire Marshal, a position he’s held since 2006.

“Dave DeFraties brings experience, professionalism and a passion for public safety to this very important position,” said Governor Quinn.

DeFraties spent more than 21 years with the Springfield Fire Department, serving as division chief, chief of staff, chief of operations and public information officer. He has worked at the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) since 2005, most recently as the agency’s chief of staff. DeFraties also served as the interim state fire marshal from October 2005 to February 2006.

“I want to thank Governor Quinn for this opportunity and look forward to advancing the mission of the Office of the State Fire Marshal,” said DeFraties.

DeFraties’ appointment is effective today and will continue while a search is conducted to fill the position on a permanent basis.

OSFM’s mission is to reduce death, injury and property loss of Illinois citizens from fires, explosions and other hazards. Among many services, the agency provides arson investigations, fire prevention safety in buildings, boiler and pressure vessel safety, elevator safety and the personnel standards and education for firefighters in Illinois.

For more information on OSFM, please visit State.il.us/osfm/.


News Categories

 Governor's Office
 Lt. Governor's Office
 Economic Development
 Flag Honors
 Health/Human Services
 Opportunity Returns

News Resources

 Search the News
 IIS Radio News
 RSS News Feeds
 e-News Subscriptions
 Communications Office
 Privacy Statement


Sign up for an e-news subscription
Copyright © 2015 State of Illinois Site Map | Illinois Privacy Info | Kids Privacy | Web Accessibility | Contact Us