The City of Everett is now accepting applicants for a new Everett Fire Chief.
“It’s been an honor to get to know the men and women who serve our community and care for our residents during emergencies,” said Everett Mayor Cassie
Franklin. “I am looking for a transformational leader who will work in partnership with our firefighters and our team as we plan for the future
of Everett Fire and ensure that our resources are stewarded and directed toward the needs of our community.”
The fire chief oversees the department’s operations and staffing, including more than 150 firefighters and paramedics who provide fire suppression
and emergency response services from six fire stations throughout the city as well as the Everett Fire administrative team.
In addition to responding to fires, the department is equipped to provide hazardous materials incident response, water rescue, rope and technical rescue
and advanced life support. The fire chief also oversees the City’s emergency preparedness management division.
“I want to extend my gratitude to Chief Tim Key and his team for leading the department and continuing to work with our team during this transitional
time,” said Franklin. Key is interim fire chief and has served in that role since May 2017.
The City will accept applications from internal and external candidates through April 27, and Franklin hopes to select a new chief by May 31. For the
full job posting, visit everettwa.gov/firechief.