Craig A. Haigh is a 30-year veteran of the fire service. Chief Haigh is currently Chief of the Hanover Park (IL) Fire Department and a Field Staff Instructor with the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute. Chief Haigh was the Illinois Fire Chief’s Association's 2012 Career Fire Chief of the Year, and a finalist for the 2012 IAFC Fire Chief of the Year.
He has managed volunteer, combination and career departments, served as Interim Village Manager and implemented intermediate and paramedic services. He continues to fill in as Acting Village Manager and is responsible for the overall management and coordination of the Village’s comprehensive strategic planning program. He recently led the merger of the Village’s building department into the fire department creating the inspectional services division.
He has a Master of Science in Executive Fire Service Leadership and a Bachelor of Science in Fire and Safety Engineering. He is a Nationally Registered Paramedic, an accredited Chief Fire Officer through the Center for Public Safety Excellence, a Member of the Institute of Fire Engineers and a graduate of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program.