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Posted on: June 22, 2022

City of Wheaton Honors the Life of Former Fire Chief Gregory Berk

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The City of Wheaton is honoring the life of former Wheaton Fire Chief Gregory Berk, who passed away on June 18, 2022. Beginning in 2003, he served the Wheaton community as Fire Chief and led our city’s fire and emergency medical services before retiring in 2013. 

Prior to leading Wheaton’s Fire Department, Chief Berk served as a volunteer firefighter from 1967-1978 for the Flossmoor Fire Department, where he then became the Village’s first full-time Fire Chief, serving 25 years in this capacity. He also served as an adjunct faculty member with Southern Illinois University and participated in numerous local and regional organizations. 

We share our condolences with Chief Berk’s family and friends and express our appreciation for his service to our community.   


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