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Scott Gerber Named Eden Prairie Fire Chief

Post Date:March 12, 2019

Scott GerberAfter the retirement of former Chief George Esbensen in December and an extensive hiring process, City Manager Rick Getschow is pleased to announce the selection of Excelsior Fire District Chief Scott Gerber as the next fire chief for the City of Eden Prairie, effective April 1.

As chief of the Excelsior Fire District for the past 12 years, Scott led the fire prevention, emergency response and disaster preparedness efforts for the cities of Deephaven, Excelsior, Greenwood, Shorewood and Tonka Bay. He previously worked for Carver County as the risk/emergency management director from 1995 to 2006. He also served as a firefighter, training officer, captain and assistant chief for the Chaska Fire Department from 2001 until 2019, when he retired from that department.

Scott earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Cardinal Stritch University and an Executive Fire Officer certification from the National Fire Academy.

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