Evanston Fire Chief Greg Klaiber has announced the promotion of Division Chief Brian Scott to Deputy Chief of Operations and Fire Prevention.
Scott will lead fire suppression operations and manage the Department’s fire prevention bureau. The appointment is effective Sept. 21.
Scott joined the department in December 1999 as a firefighter/paramedic. In 2006, he was promoted to fire captain/paramedic. He was co-chair of the department’s Training Committee, an EMS Committee member and Rescue Dive Team member. He is also a field instructor for the Illinois Fire Service Institute in Urbana-Champaign. He has served as division chief of operations and training since March 2014..
Deputy Chief Scott is enrolled in the executive fire officer certification program at the United States National Fire Academy. He has a master’s degree from Lewis University and a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University.
“Deputy Chief Scott is a proven leader. In the last year and a half he has led efforts to improve fire suppression training, implement our Strategic Plan, update the department’s Standard Operating Guidelines and revise departmental rules and regulations,” Klaiber said, adding that Scott has “the experience, leadership and vision to bring a constructive and positive culture of professionalism and accountability to the Evanston Fire Department.”