- Associated Press - Friday, September 8, 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Department of Public Safety has chosen a new leader for the state fire marshal’s office.

The department says Dan Wood began his duties Friday as state fire marshal. He’s been acting special agent in charge of the Fire Service Training Bureau.

The 42-year-old Wood has served many roles in the Public Safety Department and has worked as an officer for the Capitol Police and has been an Iowa state trooper and an Iowa fire inspector. He lives in Waukee.

The department says Wood is a certified firefighter, emergency medical technician and peace officer.

Wood is replacing Jeff Quigle, who retired July 17.

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