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Issue 7 and Volume 163.

FIRE CHIEF JUSTIN HEIM of the Eagle (WI) Fire Department is the youngest fire chief in the U.S. at the age of 27. Heim manages a mix of 40 volunteer and full-time staff and is responsible for covering the territory of two municipalities in southeast Wisconsin. A 2010 graduate of the University of Wisconsin—Oshkosh’s Fire and Emergency Response Management degree program, Heim entered the fire service as a volunteer. At age 19, he was promoted to lieutenant and was hired as a career firefighter in 2006. He completed his Associate of Arts and Science in Fire Science in 2006 and his Associate of Arts in Paramedic Science in 2008. At the age of 25, Heim accepted an offer for the fire chief position in Eagle. www.eaglefiredepartment.com.   More Fire Engineering Issue Articles   Fire Engineering Archives

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