The Good Life – November-December 2019

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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

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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. The

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.

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