Chief MacIsaac Retires

Wheeling Fire Chief Keith MacIsaac retired in May after 30 years with the fire department. As a fire sprinkler advocate, Chief MacIsaac helped Wheeling become one of the first Illinois communities to require fire sprinklers in all new commercial and residential buildings (including one– and two-family homes) in 2000. He continued defending the fire sprinkler ordinance over the years and, in 2004, he earned the Wayne Luecht Memorial Award for this and other fire prevention efforts. He was also instrumental in Wheeling Fire Station 23 being retrofitted with fire sprinklers in 2012 through funding from a FEMA grant.