Firefighter Dade is a ten-year veteran of the department starting his tenure on October 6, 2003. He is currently assigned as a firefighter on the First Shift.
Firefighter Dade is certified as a Firefighter II, Apparatus Engineer and Paramedic. Firefighter Dade is an instructor with John Wood Community College and the Illinois Fire Service Institute. He has served as a member of both the Technical Rescue Team and the Hazardous Materials Teams and is currently a member of the Public Education Team. He is also a past Employee of the Month recipient as he was also recognized in August 2012.