Jose A. Santiago

JOSE A SANTIAGO, Fire Commissioner

Entity: Chicago Fire Department


Chicago-born Jose Santiago distinguished himself in the Marines before retiring after 31 years and joining the Chicago Fire Department, where he manages nearly 5,000 sworn members with an annual budget of $621 million. He was named executive director of Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications in 2010, a role in which he oversaw all police, fire and emergency medical services dispatches and execution of the city’s disaster plan as well as Homeland Security planning and operations. When Santiago was appointed fire commissioner in 2012, he became the first commissioner to hold every rank within the department.

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