Chief Trollop joined the department in 2012. He was promoted to Lieutenant on Feb. 13, 2015 and to Captain on Sept. 23, 2019. He was sworn in as a full-time Battalion Chief on July 27, 2020. On Dec. 30th, 2022 he was sworn in as the department’s 9th Chief. He was an EMT-B when joining the department and became a Paramedic in 2013. Patrick currently oversees the Special Operations Division and is the Disaster Preparedness Coordinator for the department. Patrick received the HRFD Firefighter of the Year award in both 2017 as well as in 2019. Patrick served in the United States Marine Corps from 1998-2002, during that time he gained the rank of Corporal and was an Infantry Squad Leader. During his time in the Marines, he served in the Far East as well as the Middle East. Since joining Harlem-Roscoe Fire, Patrick has obtained multiple state certifications from the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Patrick has his Bachelor’s degree in Public Safety Management from Southern Illinois University. Patrick has obtained the Illinois Professional Emergency Management certification from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. He is also a graduate of the Managing Officer Program through the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD.