On the cover - West Fargo Fire Chief Dan Fuller, Local Hero - Fargo Police Sergeant Kevin Pallas, Having a Beer with Radio Host, Scott Hennen, Hunting with Bret Amundson and more in Fargo Moorhead's only men's magazine.
ON THE COVER | DAN FULLER WRITTEN BY: ALEXIS SWENSON • PHOTOS BY: URBAN TOAD MEDIA 18 / THE GOOD LIFE / urbantoadmedia.com Destined for Firefighting Firefighting runs in West Fargo Fire Chief Dan Fuller’s blood. Much of his family has served or currently serves in fire services including his sister, dad, uncle and cousin. As a boy, Fuller knew firefighting was the only thing he would do when he grew up. As proof of his dedication at such a young age, he even has a small picture of his six-year-old self dressed in a firefighter’s helmet and jacket tucked into a frame on his office wall. Fuller found his start serving the public with the Police Explorers in his hometown near Boston, Massachusetts. Police Explorers is a career-oriented program that grants young adults the opportunity to delve into a career in law enforcement by working with local law enforcement. This program eventually led Fuller to a job working as a Security Officer for one of the malls near his hometown. Since his stint as a Security Officer, Fuller has acquired more than 20 years of know-how in public safety with experience in law enforcement, fire services and emergency medical services. Fuller joined the West Fargo Fire Department as Fire Chief in 2015 after serving as a captain at the Minot Rural Fire Department, a senior firefighter with the City of Minot Fire Department, and a flight paramedic with Northstar Criticair in Minot, North Dakota. Additionally, in July 1999, Fuller enlisted in the Air Force where he served for 8 years active duty in Security Forces. Focusing on Risk Reduction in Light of West Fargo Growth In the time that Fuller has been West Fargo Fire Chief, the Department has undergone significant growth in order to continue effectively serving the rapidly growing West Fargo community. <strong>The</strong> West Fargo Fire Department has transitioned from a 40-member, allvolunteer force, to a combined paid on call and career staff system of 63 members.
“What excites me most is being able to shape and mold the department to what works best for West Fargo, while implementing nationwide best practices such as Community Risk Reduction.” <strong>–</strong> Dan Fuller urbantoadmedia.com / THE GOOD LIFE / 19