City Clerk Rodney Green administers the oath of office for new Fire Chief Brian Scott at the Jan. 9 City Council meeting.                                         RoundTable photo

City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz has appointed Brian Scott Evanston Fire Chief effective Jan. 9. 

A nationwide search for a new fire chief followed the retirement of Chief Greg Klaiber in September.

 “Brian Scott competed against a national pool of candidates for the position of Fire Chief. He proved that with his long experience as a fire professional as well as his keen understanding of the Evanston Fire Department that he is the best person for this job,” said Mr. Bobkiewicz. “I look forward to working with him as Fire Chief.”

A 17-year veteran of the Evanston Fire Department, Mr. Scott began his career as a firefighter/paramedic in December 1999. He was promoted to captain/paramedic in 2006, and became Division Chief of Operations and Training in 2014.

In September 2015, Mr. Scott was promoted to Deputy Chief of Operations and Training, where he directed and led fire suppression operations and managed the Department’s fire prevention bureau. Mr. Scott is also a field instructor for the Illinois Fire Service Institute in Urbana-Champaign, and is pursuing his Chief Fire Officer Certification through the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association.