Deputy Chief Steve Pearson was born in Sacramento, California. His family moved to southern Utah when he was a teenager. After graduating from high school, he completed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Fire School and began working as a member of the Hurricane Fire Department where he served for several years.
After getting married, Steve and his family moved to Lehi and he joined the Orem Fire Department. He spent 10 years as a paramedic before promoting through the ranks, ultimately becoming a Battalion Chief. While with Orem Fire he served as a part-time flight medic for Classic Air Medical. This experience challenged him to think critically related to ill or injured patients and has served him well throughout his career. He joined the Draper Fire Department in 2024.
Outside of work, Steve likes to spend time in the mountains (when there is no snow), trail running and enjoying the outdoors. He has three children from his first marriage and loves spending time with family, traveling, and working on cars. His wife Annika is a hospice nurse.