The Beloit Fire Department has named Daniel Pease as its new fire chief.

Pease started working for the department in 2018 as assistant fire chief and has served as interim fire chief since last July. He has spent the last two months at Beloit’s Emergency Operations Center, working to keep city employees and residents safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pease started his firefighting career in 1987 in the Chicago area. He worked his way up the ranks and retired in 2018 as a fire chief before coming to Beloit.

He has a variety of technical skills including incident command, special operations, technical rescue, fire suppression, hazardous materials, water rescue, fire prevention and labor relations.

Pease earned a bachelor’s degree in fire science from Southern Illinois University and a master’s degree in business and public administration from Columbia Southern University. He also has numerous state and incident command certifications.

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