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Daley Jokes Fire Commissioner is Being Demoted

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Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is changing the leadership at two city agencies that respond to emergencies. He’s moving Fire Commissioner Raymond Orozco from the Fire Department to the vacant spot heading up the Office of Emergency Management and Communications. Daley says it’s not a demotion, but joked that some might see it that way.

DALEY: Well, within the fire department, anybody who leaves the fire department is always looked down. In the fire department I bet they consider it a step down, let’s be realistic. The men and women are very proud of the fire department.

Daley says the acting commissioner of OEMC will stay on as a deputy. And over in the Fire Department, Deputy Commissioner John Brooks will be promoted to the top spot.

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