Fred Olson: Candidate Profile

Huntley Fire Board (6-year Term) (Independent)

  • Fred Olson, running for Huntley Fire Board (6-year Term)

    Fred Olson, running for Huntley Fire Board (6-year Term)

Updated 2/22/2013 6:25 PM




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City: Huntley

Website: Candidate did not respond.

Office sought: Huntley Fire Board (6-year Term)

Age: 71

Family: Married to Rosemary for 49 years. Three adult children - two live in Huntley and one in Franklin Park. Five grandchildren.

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Occupation: Retired Franklin Park Fire Chief

Education: Associates degree in Fire Science - Triton College

Civic involvement: Current Treasurer of Huntly Fire Protection District Board of Trustees

Elected offices held: Two Terms - Huntley Fire Protection District Two Terms - Franklin Park Park District Board Two Terms - Leyden Schools Credit Union Board Two Terms - United Way of Franklin Park

Have you ever been arrested for or convicted of a crime? If yes, please explain: No

Candidate's Key Issues

Key Issue 1

To keep the Fire District in the black.

Key Issue 2

Try to operate with reduced tax base.

Key Issue 3

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Questions & Answers

Name the three most important goals or objectives this board should tackle in the coming term. Prioritize them, and briefly discuss why you believe each to be critical, and how the board should go about addressing them.

1. Prepare to grow with the expansion of the service base. 2. Look for possible location for future fifth fire station. 3. Continue to work to reduce response times.


How should the fire protection district improve its services?

Same as above.

Are you satisfied with the district's response times? If yes, please explain; if no, please offer your suggestions on how to improve.

The response times are good, but can always be improved (possible location of future station).

What specific background or experience do you bring that makes you the best qualified candidate to serve on the fire district board?

33 years in the fire service. 25 years as a paramedic. Served on four various boards (as shown above).

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