Doug Wegren, a 25-year veteran of the Saskatoon Fire Department, was announced as the city's new fire chief effective May 16, 2024. He took over following the retirement of previous fire chief Morgan Hackl. (handout/City of Saskatoon)

Saskatoon names 25-year SFD veteran, U of S alum Doug Wegren new fire chief

Doug Wegren (BSPE'94), a 25-year veteran of the Saskatoon Fire Department, takes over today.

By Saskatoon StarPhoenix

The city has found its new fire chief within the ranks of the Saskatoon Fire Department, as reported by the Saskatoon StarPhoenix.

Doug Wegren, who was most recently the assistant chief, was promoted to the top job effective Thursday, the city announced in a Wednesday news release.

Previous chief Morgan Hackl retired in March.

Wegren is a 25-year veteran of the fire department who began his career there in 1999 as a firefighter and emergency medical technician. Since then, he has served as an instructor, restorative action lead, assistant chief of logistics and acting fire chief. Wegren also had extensive roles in the fire department’s response to COVID-19.

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