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T. John Cunningham

Fire Chief

Chief T. John Cunningham has spent over 20 years in the public safety sector. Prior to coming to Brooklyn Park, he was the Fire Chief for the City of Elk River. He began his public safety career at a young age, joining a fire explorer program at thirteen and becoming a volunteer firefighter in Greenwich, Connecticut in 1998. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Fairfield University and a master’s degree in Homeland Security Leadership from the University of Connecticut.

He is married to his partner, Benjamin, and lives in Elk River, with their two dogs, Liberty and Cooper. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, fitness, reading, and self-help home projects.