Tory Strauss has been elected as the new chief of the Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department.
Strauss has been a member of the SPVFD for 10 years, serving as a training officer, lieutenant and captain prior to assuming the role of fire chief.
Strauss holds a bachelor's degree in Fire Science and is certified as a fire inspector, fire instructor and fire officer.
Strauss served as a fire lieutenant and acting assistant chief in Iraq. He served seven years as an emergency response coordinator, and he served as the safety crew chief for Angell Park for five years.
The SPVFD is the largest all-volunteer fire department in the state of Wisconsin, serving more than 34,000 residents in a 97-square-mile territory.