Patrick Jessee

Patrick Jessee is the commander/paramedic for the Bureau of Operations of the Chicago Fire Department, serving on the staff of the Deputy Fire Commissioner of Operations. In his 22 years with the department, he has contributed to public safety in a variety of leadership and operation-level roles, including EMS, fire suppression and rescue, and special operations (technical rescue and hazmat). Jessee also serves as the Hazardous Materials Training Program Manager for the Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy. He holds graduate degrees in public policy and administration, threat and response management, and biology as well as undergraduate degrees in biology and chemistry. Jessee is a Certified Emergency Manager with the International Association of Emergency Managers.