Gerritson Named New FDL Fire Chief

Erick Gerritson has been named the new Fire Chief for the City of Fond du Lac.

The Police and Fire Commission interviewed Gerritson Tuesday morning, and following the interview, unanimously approved Gerritson for the position.

Nine (9) candidates throughout the United States and Canada submitted application materials for the position.  The PFC requested the input of the public thru two online surveys during the course of the recruitment and viewed those results prior to the final interview.

The PFC conducted an interview on June 14, 2022 with Gerritson and invited the Fire Chiefs of Oshkosh, West Bend and Sheboygan to sit in on the interview and provide their expertise and experience to the PFC.

The PFC and the assembled Chiefs agreed Gerritson is ready and fully prepared to accept the role of Fire Chief of Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue Department.

The search for the new Fire Chief began back in April following the retirement announcement from Peter O’Leary.