Chief Fillion started his career at Steger Estates Fire Production District under Chief Joyes as a firefighter and EMT-B in 1993 and has been a paid on call firefighter ever since. After three years, Chief Fillion joined the Steger Fire Department under Chief Joyce. He continued to grow in his career, from Maintenance Officer to Lieutenant to Assistant Chief until achieving the top role as Steger’s Fire Chief.

Today, Chief Fillion is a part time Fire Chief and a full time union sheet metal worker. He also instructs Firefighter Basic classes at Prairie State College.

Steger’s Fire Chief truly loves his craft and continues to learn and grow. To date, he has been trained in Firefighter Basic & Advanced, hazmat operation, technical rescue awareness, confined space trench awareness, instructor one and two, and NIMS and has also taken officer development courses.