FDL Fire Chief Honored As Fire Chief Of The Year

Fond du Lac Fire Chief has earned the distinction of the Wisconsin Fire Inspectors’ Association 2014 Fire Chief of the Year.  Peter O’Leary was recognized at the annual meeting of the Wisconsin Fire Chiefs’ Association Saturday in Milwaukee.  O’Leary was nominated by several members of his department and was ultimately selected by the Inspectors’ Association.  “I cannot adequately express the level of personal gratitude I have for this incredible recognition,” said, O’Leary. “For my entire career I have tried to make a difference through education and prevention and I share this honor with every firefighter who works to make their communities safer.” O’Leary began his fire service career in 1979 and has worked in fire departments in Illinois, New Hampshire, and Wisconsin. Above Chief O’Leary with his parents. Photos courtesy Fire Chief Peter O’Leary.