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 “Much of my free time was spent on completing the applied research projects for the course. Now that the course is finished, I’m looking to fill that free time back up with more advanced education,” said Fuller. Next, Fuller has his eyes set on <strong>The</strong> National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at the Kennedy School at Harvard University. <strong>The</strong> two part course with class time in <strong>December</strong> <strong>2019</strong> and June 2020 will “equip leaders with the skills, knowledge, and abilities to effectively lead during crisis in the 21st century.” Giving Back is <strong>The</strong> <strong>Good</strong> <strong>Life</strong> <strong>The</strong> red lights, sirens, and big fire truck are assuredly glorious parts of the job, but what consistently fuels the West Fargo Fire Chief the most is more intrinsic. “I’m passionate about serving the community. My whole career has been about that <strong>–</strong> serving others. As I’ve gotten older, have started to slow down a bit, and especially in the role I’m in now, what keeps me motivated is the drive to put others first,” said Fuller. Fuller’s motivation to serve others expands outside of the fire station on 1st Avenue as he proudly serves on the Advisory Board for the Salvation Army, Sanford Health EMS Education, and the North Dakota Fire Chiefs Association along with being a member of the West Fargo Exchange Club. Previously, he has served on the North Dakota Firefighters Association Certification Advisory Board and the Professional Firefighters of North Dakota. “My favorite part of being on the Salvation Army board is seeing the way how that organization does the most good for those who are underserved in our communities. From providing meals in their downtown center, to coats for kids, 22 / THE GOOD LIFE / urbantoadmedia.com
ack to school haircuts, and helping to navigate the path from homelessness to getting a roof over their heads, the organization does a lot to help. Not to mention their emergency disaster services, who routinely help the fire department with rehab of our firefighters and help homeowners who have suffered a loss of house, food, clothing, etc.,” said Fuller. When asked what the good life means to Fuller, he thoughtfully said, “To me, the good life means serving the community you live in through hard work and dedication. It is making a difference, every day, and just maybe, leaving the community in a better place than when you walked in.” In the short four years Fuller has been Fire Chief, he, coupled with collaboration from his entire team, family, and the city of West Fargo, is already helping to create a more beautiful and safe West Fargo community. • urbantoadmedia.com / THE GOOD LIFE / 23