South County Fire announces three finalists for fire chief

Three finalists have been selected for the position of Fire Chief of South County Fire:

  • Bryan Brice, current fire chief for the City of Mount Vernon.
  • Christopher Riley, a retired fire chief most recently at the City of Colorado Springs.
  • Brian Schaeffer, current fire chief for the City of the Spokane.

The public will have an opportunity to meet the three finalists at a reception on Nov. 14, 6-8 p.m., at South County Fire Headquarters, 12425 Meridian Ave. S, Everett.

South County Fire is the largest provider of fire and emergency medical services in Snohomish County. The regional fire authority employs 279 uniformed firefighters and serves more than 250,000 residents in Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and unincorporated communities.

The South County Fire Board of Commissioners and elected officials from the cities served by the regional fire authority will participate in candidate interviews. The Board of Commissioners anticipates having a new fire chief selected by the end of November and on the job around the first of the year.


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