New Fermilab Fire Chief Steve Hernandez

Fermilab is pleased to announce that Steve Hernandez is the laboratory’s new Fire Chief. Steve began working at Fermilab in 2009 and has extensive experience working with the lab’s surrounding communities, including the City of Geneva and the City of Batavia Fire Departments. Steve grew up in Miami and was a part of Miami Dade Fire Rescue, Explorers, and Parks & Recreation. Since he was young, Steve has been committed to the fire service and helping others. He is a certified Advance Firefighter, Fire Officer 1 & 2, Hazardous Materials Technician, State of Illinois Paramedic and most recently completed the Chief Fire Officers program through the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal, among other certifications.

Steve’s leadership and experience will help enhance the department and we look forward to his ideas and recommendations. Please extend a welcome to Steve as he begins his new role at the lab.