Lt. Dan Anderson has been promoted to the position of battalion chief with the Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department.
Anderson replaces Doug Nelson, who retired from the SBM Fire Department after 23 years to accept a job with the Burnsville Fire Department.
Anderson joined the department Sept. 9, 2003 as a volunteer firefighter assigned to the night shift at Station Five. He became a full-time firefighter March 9, 2005 and served as a records technician. He was later promoted to the rank of lieutenant July 21, 2008.
In addition to his other duties, Anderson also coordinates the Blaine Safety Camp with the Blaine Police Department.
As one of five battalion chiefs, Anderson will serve an incident commander. He will be assigned as the station chief for Fire Station No. 3.