|Base office location:||Amboy, IL|
Orin has been in the fire service for over 37 years. He started his service as a volunteer at the age of 18 in November, 1979. He was hired as one of Byron Fire Protection Districts’ first career firefighters in November of 1981. He served as a firefighter for 13 1/2 years prior to being promoted to Lieutenant in spring of 1995. He held that position for ten years and was promoted to Deputy Chief in 2005. Orin served as Deputy Chief of operations for just over 11 years; retiring in June of 2016 to join the team at Dinges Fire Company as a Toyne Fire Apparatus Sales Manager.
Orin is a certified Fire Officer II, Firefighter III, and Illinois state licensed paramedic. He holds multiple technical rescue certifications and is a certified Instructor II. As operations chief one of his roles was fleet maintenance and writing specifications for new apparatus. He is excited to transition his experience in apparatus maintenance and purchasing into his role as a Toyne Apparatus sales person.
He married his wife Diana in the spring of 1985. They have two adult children (Audra and Jimmy). They also have one granddaughter who her mother claims they spoil!!