Kevin Lyne serves as Operations Branch Chief for the IL-TF 1 Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Team. Kevin has more than 29 years of fire service experience. He began his career as a firefighter/paramedic with the Burbank Fire Department. In 1986, he became as a firefighter/paramedic with the Naperville Fire Department, where he progressed through the ranks and retired after 28 years as the Division Chief.
Kevin was the Naperville Fire Department's Technical Rescue Team Leader, and was involved with the MABAS Division 16 special operations teams. He has been a fire and rescue instructor for the SKCTA, Spec Rescue and Rescue 3 International, most recently in the discipline of swiftwater rescue. He has served on committees for the OSFM, MABAS and with the AFFI.
Kevin earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in Fire Science Management.