Mike Pakosta Named Village's 10th Fire Chief
Acting Fire Chief Mike Pakosta was sworn in and formally appointed as the new Libertyville Fire Chief at the January 24, 2023 Village Board meeting. Chief Pakosta has been serving as Acting Fire Chief since July of 2022 following the retirement of Fire Chief Rich Carani.
Chief Pakosta has been a member of the Libertyville Fire Department for 21 years. He began his career in Libertyville as a Firefighter in January 2002. He was promoted to the position of Lieutenant in May 2014 and Deputy Fire Chief in 2016. He has a bachelor's degree in Sports Medicine from Iowa State and a master’s degree in Public Safety Administration from Lewis University. Chief Pakosta has also served as the Fire Department’s Medical Officer, a diver on the dive team, a swift water technician, and a wildland firefighter. To learn more about the Libertyville Fire Department, click here.