Dan Kerrigan is Chief of Fire and Emergency Services for Upper Providence Township, Montgomery County, PA, where he is responsible for all overall management and administration of municipal fire and emergency services, including a career fire department, four contract volunteer fire departments, and three contract EMS agencies. He is author of the bestselling book Firefighter Functional Fitness, a member of the IAFC-SHS Board of Directors, & international speaker on firefighter health and wellness. He is a 34-year veteran of the fire service, serving in positions from Firefighter through Fire Chief. His tenure includes time in volunteer, combination and career organizations of varying size and complexity, and it includes extensive experience in operations, administration, risk reduction, health and wellness, emergency management, research, training, and professional development.
Kerrigan is a certified WFI Peer Fitness Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor through ACE and works closely with the IAFC, NFFF, and NVFC on strategies to improve firefighter wellness and reduce health-related LODDs in the fire service.
Kerrigan earned his graduate degree in Executive Fire Service Leadership from Grand Canyon University. He holds an undergraduate degree in Community and Human Services from Empire State College and is a credentialed Executive Fire Officer (EFO) through the United States Fire Administration (USFA), a credentialed Chief Fire Officer (CFO), a Certified Fire Protection Specialist through the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and holds the Pennsylvania Professional Emergency Manager certification.
Kerrigan is an Adjunct Professor at Anna Maria College, Villanova University, Neumann University, Purdue University, and Immaculata University where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Fire Administration, Emergency Management, Leadership. Public Safety Administration, and MPA programs.