Daniel Anderson was sworn in as the Fire Chief for the Roselle Fire Department by Mayor Gayle Smolinski on November 9, 2015. Chief Anderson has more than 26 years of progressive fire service leadership experience, having served as firefighter, paramedic, bureau chief, and deputy fire chief. Until his appointment in Roselle, Chief Anderson served as deputy fire chief in the Lisle/Woodridge Fire District, where he worked since 1997. Prior to that, he was a firefighter with the St. Charles Fire Department for eight years, and also served with the Elburn/Countryside Fire District, the North Aurora Fire District, and the Batavia Fire Department in paid-on-call positions.
Chief Anderson holds numerous fire safety and EMS-related certifications as well as a Master’s Degree in Management and Organizational Behavior and a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Benedictine University. He has achieved the designation of Executive Fire Officer after completing four years of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Additionally, Chief Anderson is a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association.