Article courtesy of a New Lenox Fire Protection District news release:


Dan Turner has assisted NIFSAB with various projects over the years. The photo above is from a video shoot of a house burn in 2001.


Newly appointed New Lenox Deputy Chief Dan Turner

On January 16th, the New Lenox Fire Protection District (NLFPD) held a swearing in ceremony during its Board of Trustees meeting to appoint a new deputy chief and promote a fire inspector to fire marshal.
Dan Turner was previously fire marshal in New Lenox and was promoted to deputy chief. He has been with the NLFPD for over 10 years, and in the fire service for 30. In his time with the NLFPD, he has managed the Life Safety Division, acted as fire prevention administrator, and fire code official.


Left to right: Orland Fire Protection District Lieutenant Bill Leddin, NIFSAB Executive Director Tom Lia, newly appointed New Lenox Deputy Chief Dan Turner, New Lenox Fire Chief Steve Engledow, and Orland FPD Lieutenant Joe Leddin.

In addition to appointing a deputy chief, the NLFPD promoted James Brown to fire marshal. He has been with NLFPD for 25 years as a firefighter/paramedic. The last three years he has worked in the Life Safety Division as fire inspector.
Both Turner and Brown are residents of New Lenox and are active members of the community.


Dan Turner (center) is sworn in as deputy chief for New Lenox Fire Protection District, pictured here with Fire Chief Steve Engledow (left) and Deputy Chief Adam Riegel (right).

“These promotions are both well-deserved,” stated NLFPD Fire Chief Steve Engledow. “These men have worked extremely hard to get to where they are, and we couldn’t be prouder of them for their efforts.”


“As a personal friend of Dan, I naturally am very glad for him. As a former fellow coworker at Orland Fire Protection District I knew he could succeed at anything he put his mind to,” says Tom Lia, executive director for the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board. Dan has the passion and leadership to get things done in fire protection for the benefit of the people and his fellow firefighters.”