James A. Rivera
Illinois State Fire Marshal James A. Rivera has led a career devoted to the fire service for over 30 years. Rivera has worked for the Chicago Fire Department since 1990.
Rivera began his service as a firefighter, working his way up to become Deputy District Chief. In 2014, Rivera served as the Chief of Operations for the U.S. Security and Protective Services in Chicago. Along with his extensive experience in the field, Rivera has accumulated numerous certifications and honors from institutions ranging from the Department of Homeland Security, Louisiana State University, and the State of Illinois.
Rivera is a member of the City of Chicago Community Advisory Board and the Chicago Firefighter Union. While serving, Rivera received both his Master of Science in Public Administration & Management and Bachelor of Arts in Fire Service Administration from Lewis University.
Fire Marshal Rivera is honored and humbled to continue to serve the people of Illinois as Illinois State Fire Marshal.