NEWS FROM FIRE DISTRICT 1
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Meet Fire Chief candidates at reception on August 15
Candidates will be given an opportunity to introduce themselves and the public can leave comments for consideration in the selection process.
The four finalists for the Fire Chief position are:
• Marion Blackwell, currently Fire Chief with the City of Spartanburg, South Carolina.
• Rich Brown, previously Deputy Chief of Operations with the Redmond (Washington) Fire Department and Fire Chief with the Colorado Springs Fire Department.
• Kenneth McCarthy, currently a Division Chief with the San Jose Fire Department, California.
• Bruce Stedman, Fire Chief with the Arlington Fire Department.
City of Lynnwood officials are participating in the selection as the successful candidate will on Oct. 1 become Fire Chief of a new Regional Fire Authority (RFA), consolidating the Lynnwood Fire Department and Fire District 1. Proposition 1, establishing the RFA, received support from the majority of voters in both jurisdictions in the Aug. 1 Primary Election. Officials from the cities of Brier, Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace – all with long-term district service contracts that will transfer to the RFA – are also participating in the selection process.
Date: Tuesday, Aug. 15
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Location: Snohomish County Fire District 1 Headquarters, 12425 Meridian Avenue S., Everett WA 98208