Inductees By Name

William Peterson

Senior Vice President
Class of 1972
William Peterson, of Kissimmee, Florida, is the senior vice president at Strategic Government Resources based in Keller, Texas, where he serves as the primary technical expert for operational assessments and management consulting in the fields of fire, EMS and emergency management. Peterson was a regional administrator for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the international president of the Institution of Fire Engineers based in England. After earning an Associate in Applied Science degree in fire science at Moraine Valley, he received a bachelor’s degree in fire protection administration from Lewis University, and a master’s dual degree in public administration and human relations from Webster University. He also served as the fire chief in Plano, Texas, where the Emergency Operations Center is named for him, was the fire chief in Waukegan, fire marshal/investigator in Bolingbrook, and was an adjunct faculty member in the Fire Science Program at Moraine Valley. Peterson has received numerous awards for exemplary professional achievements, including Fire Chief of the Year.