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Title Fire Advisory Commission, Illinois 
Contact Name Cathy Bormida 
Contact Title Administrative Assistant, Office of State Fire Marshal 
Contact Phone 217.558.0638 
Contact Email  
Function The Commission advises State Fire Marshal on fire protection, investigation, and prevention and other duties required by law. 
Term 3 years, expiring the third Monday in January or until successor is appointed 
Senate Confirmation No 
Compensation Expenses 
Composition 18 members: 9 appointed by the Governor. (Governor designates chair); 3 professional full-time paid firefighters; 1 volunteer firefighter; 1 registered fire protection engineer; 1 representative of fire insurance industry in Illinois; 3 knowledgeable about fire protection methods; Chicago Fire Commissioner, or designee; Executive officer of designee of each of the following: Illinois Fire Chiefs Association; Illinois Fire Protection District Association; Illinois Fire Inspectors Association; Illinois Professional Firefighters Association; Illinois Fireman’s Association; Associated Firefighters of Illinois; Illinois Society of Fire Service Instructors; Fire Service Institute
- University of Illinois.  
Chair Appointed by the Governor 
Authority 20 ILCS 2905/3 

Member Names

Name (Last, First) Ascending Term Expires Member Since Appointed By Position County Title
Connors, Shawn  01/19/2015  01/08/2013  Governor  Member, Professional, full-time paid firefighter  Winnebago   
Devaney, Pat      Statute  Member, Assoc. of Fire Fighters of IL  Champaign   
Dillon, Michael      Statute  Member, IL Assoc. of Fire Protection Districts  Will   
Holomy, Joseph  01/21/2013  03/24/2010  Governor  Member, Professional, full-time paid firefighter  Effingham   
Knoll, Greg       Statute  Member, Illinois Professional Firefighters Association  Lake   
Maloy, Sean      Statute  Member, Illinois Fire Chief's Association  Cook   
Mortenson, Royal      Statute  Member, Illinois Fire Service Institute  Champaign   
Reardon, James  01/21/2013  03/24/2010  Governor  Member, Knowledge of fire prevention methods  Cook   
Santiago, Jose      Statute  Member  Cook  Chicago Fire Commissioner 
Schott, Kevin  01/16/2012  02/26/2010  Governor  Member, Volunteer firefighter  Macoupin   
Steker, Nicholas  01/18/2016  02/20/2013  Governor  Member, Professional, full-time paid firefighter  Cook   
Swan, John      Statute  Member, Illinois Firefighters Association  Henry   
Thompson, Brian      Statute  Member, Illinois Society of Fire Service Instructors  Kane   
Toika, Mike      Statute  Member, Illinois Fire Inspector's Association  DuPage   
Tomblin, Kent  01/20/2014  09/01/2003  Governor  Chair, Knowledge of fire prevention methods  Peoria   
VACANT      Governor  Member, Knowledge of fire prevention methods  McHenry   
Vacant      Governor  Member, Insurance Industry  None   
Wood, Kenneth  01/16/2012  02/26/2010  Governor  Member, Fire Protection Engineer  DuPage   

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