Board Members Re-Elect BCFPD President Tom Rowan; Marvin Hill to Serve Second Term as District Vice President

Fire District Trustees select 2012-13 officers

Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District (BCFPD) trustees re-elected Tom Rowan to serve a second consecutive term as Board President during its May 21 meeting.  Board members also re-elected:

  • Marvin Hill (Vice President);
  • Walter W. Dalitsch, D.V.M. (Secretary); and,
  • Thomas C. Long, M.D. (Treasurer). 

Trustee Paul M. Heinze continues his service as a BCFPD Board member.

Tom Rowan:  President

Mr. Rowan has managed the Fire District’s Website and public information efforts since his appointment to the Board in 2008.  A District resident for the past 22 years, he served as Fire District Treasurer prior to being elected President in 2011.

An advertising professional with more than 30 years of experience, Mr. Rowan is President and CEO of a firm that specializes in advertising, communications and web content.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the College of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, in 1969, and began his professional career as an associate editor with a national magazine that reports on marketing and media.  Mr. Rowan then spent two years in the United States Army – including a one-year tour in Vietnam.  

Marvin Hill:  Vice President

Mr. Hill is the Fire District’s legislative liaison to the Illinois General Assembly and area representative to the Illinois Association of Fire Protection Districts.  He has served as BCFPD President, Vice President, and Treasurer since being appointed to the Board in 2003. 

Mr. Hill also helped negotiate the current intergovernmental agreement between the BCFPD and Village of Barrington for fire protection services, and oversaw initial development of the District’s Website.

He is the former owner of a northwest suburban-based printing company, past President of the Wheeling Chamber of Commerce, and has served on the Hoffman Estates Economic Development Commission.  Mr. Hill has lived in the District since 1999.

Walter W. Dalitsch, D.V.M., Secretary

Dr. Dalitsch is a Barrington-based veterinarian who limits his practice to treating horses and other large animals.  He has served as a Fire District trustee for 17 years and has lived in the District for 49 years.

Thomas C. Long. M.D.:  Treasurer

Dr. Long has served as BCFPD President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer since his appointment to the Board in 1995.  He has lived in the District for 28 years.

Board Certified in Emergency and Family Medicine, Dr. Long serves as a medical consultant to insurance companies.  He is a former Associate Project Medical Director for the Northwest Community and Elgin emergency medical systems.

Paul M. Heinze:  Board Member

Mr. Heinze oversees the District’s long-term planning efforts, which are designed to ensure that District residents continue receiving the highest quality fire and emergency medical services.  He has served multiple terms as Board President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer in his 19 years of service to the Fire District.

A 34-year District resident, Mr. Heinze owns a Barrington Hills-based consulting business that provides executive coaching, teambuilding, acquisition and strategic planning services.


The Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District receives emergency fire and medical service from the Barrington Fire Department, which is responsible for protecting the lives and property of District residents through an intergovernmental agreement between the District and Village of Barrington.  The District serves portions of Barrington Hills, South Barrington, Lake Barrington and Inverness; and portions of unincorporated Cook, Lake and McHenry Counties.

The BCFPD Board of Trustees meets the third Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m., at the Barrington Public Safety Building, 400 N. Northwest Highway, Barrington, IL. 

For more information on BCFPD activities and events, visit www.bcfpd.org or call 847-304-3600.


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