Important Updates:

Snohomish County Fire District 1 and the Lynnwood Fire Department consolidated on Oct. 1 to become South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue.

This website will be in transition during October to become the website for the new department. Pages should have full functionality during the transition, but some pages may still carry the Fire District 1 name until an update is complete.

If you have any issues with website use during the transition, please contact Leslie Hynes, 425-551-1243.


Fire Chief StedmanBruce Stedman serves as the first fire chief of South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue.

Chief Stedman has more than 39 years in the fire service. He previously was a Fire Chief of the Arlington Fire Department in north Snohomish County and the Alhambra Fire Department in California. Stedman has a bachelor’s degree in occupational studies and a master’s degree in emergency services administration, both from California State University, Long Beach.

During his time as a fire chief in Arlington, he served two years as the Director of Public Safety, overseeing both the police and fire departments. Chief Stedman also served as the Deputy Operation Chief during the first seven days of the Oso mudslide.

Chief Stedman has been an instructor for college courses on leadership, management and fire service. He has provided instruction and lectures internationally on American fire service urban search and rescue, tactics and strategies, arson, riot response and other topics.