Article courtesy of a New Lenox Fire Protection District news release:
On January 16th, the New Lenox Fire Protection District (NLFPD) held a swearing in ceremony during its Board of Trustees meeting to appoint a new deputy chief and promote a fire inspector to fire marshal.
Dan Turner was previously fire marshal in New Lenox and was promoted to deputy chief. He has been with the NLFPD for over 10 years, and in the fire service for 30. In his time with the NLFPD, he has managed the Life Safety Division, acted as fire prevention administrator, and fire code official.
In addition to appointing a deputy chief, the NLFPD promoted James Brown to fire marshal. He has been with NLFPD for 25 years as a firefighter/paramedic. The last three years he has worked in the Life Safety Division as fire inspector.
Both Turner and Brown are residents of New Lenox and are active members of the community.
“These promotions are both well-deserved,” stated NLFPD Fire Chief Steve Engledow. “These men have worked extremely hard to get to where they are, and we couldn’t be prouder of them for their efforts.”
“As a personal friend of Dan, I naturally am very glad for him. As a former fellow coworker at Orland Fire Protection District I knew he could succeed at anything he put his mind to,” says Tom Lia, executive director for the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board. Dan has the passion and leadership to get things done in fire protection for the benefit of the people and his fellow firefighters.”