February 09, 2023
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Fox River and Countryside district names Wayne resident as chief

Wayne resident Greg Benson has been chosen as the Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District's fire chief.

"I am honored to be able to continue to serve the people of my community and to help improve overall emergency services in the Fox Valley," Benson said in a written statement.

Benson has served as the district's technical adviser since January. Previously, he worked for fire departments in St. Charles, Aurora, Batavia and Elgin, where he served as battalion chief, according to a news release.

Benson will be employed by the district's service provider, American Emergency Services.

AES, along with input from district trustees and the Citizen Advisory Committee, selected Benson from more than 50 applicants and five finalists, AES President Gary Jensen said.

He said the district is "very fortunate indeed to have a person of his stature taking on the responsibility of fire chief."

Benson will assume command on April 1, a month before the district intends to open stations east and west of the Fox River, according to the release.

The district serves unincorporated ares of St. Charles, Wayne and Campton townships and part or all of the villages of Wayne, Campton Hills, Elburn and South Elgin.

AES is accepting applications for employment. Forms are available at the district office, 40W304 LaFox Road, Unit C, Campton Hills.