fire department

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…

Chuck Kuhn will retire from Fermilab at the end of November after 31 years with the lab’s fire department. Known to many as simply “Chief”, Kuhn began his firefighting career with the Batavia Fire Department before joining Fermilab’s fire department full-time in 1990. Since 2012, he has served as the lab’s fire chief. Prior to that, Kuhn was battalion chief and tasked with launching an electronic program for tracking items such as vehicle checks, inspections, the fire extinguishers inventory in…