Dennis Edwards named Duluth Fire Chief

The Duluth Fire Department has a new Fire Chief. 

Duluth Mayor Emily Larson has officially appointed Dennis Edwards as Fire Chief. 

Edwards has 25 years of fire service under his belt.  He has been with the Duluth Fire Department for 20 years, recently serving as Assistant Fire Chief.  He was climbed the ranks from Firefighter, to FEO to Fire Captain and Assistant Fire Chief to now Chief.  He has also been a Fire Instructor for 24 years. 

James Dawson, a 26-year vet of the Duluth Fire Department, was the other candidate vying for the job. 

Edwards will manage a staff of over 140 fire professionals and building inspectors and operate a budget of $14 million. 

A news conference with Edwards and Mayor Emily Larson is scheduled for noon. 

We will have more from the new Chief coming up tonight on Fox 21 news at 6 and 9. 

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