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File #: ID 21-0469    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Informational Report Status: Filed
File created: 9/22/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/28/2021 Final action: 9/28/2021
Title: Introduction of new and/or promoted City of Brookings employees.


Introduction of new and/or promoted City of Brookings employees.



The following City of Brookings employee will be introduced to the City Council and public: 

                     Dan Kriese - Deputy Fire Chief


Dan Kriese was recently named as the Deputy Fire Chief of Brookings.  He was born & raised in Brookings, moved out of the area for 22-1/2 years and has returned to Brookings upon accepting the position of Deputy Fire Chief.  For the last 22 years, Dan has been with the North Sioux City Fire Department where he served 2 years as a Captain and the last 18 years as Assistant Fire Chief.  While with North Sioux City, he oversaw the purchasing of several pieces of equipment, designed a new fire training center which is underway, but most importantly, he single-handedly incorporated a Life Safety Inspection program for all commercial and rental property in their district.  He was also employed for 11-1/2 years with the 185th Air Re-fueling Wing Fire Department in Sioux City, IA as a Firefighter and Acting Captain and Assistant Chief.  After starting his career in the fire service here in Brookings in 1996, Dan has obtained several National Certifications such as Fire Officer III, Fire Inspector III, Fire Instructor II, HAZMAT Technician, HAZMAT Incident Commander, Public Fire & Life Safety Educator II, Plans Review and Incident Safety Officer, to name a few.  Dan’s wife of 22-1/2 years, Kellee, is originally from Brookings as well so this career opportunity makes it much easier to be closer to family.  He has two children, Kyla age 18 and Kale age 16.  Dan is excited to apply and share his education and experience gained in the past 25 years to help make Brookings a safer place to live, work, and play as the Deputy Fire Chief of Brookings.