Hicks To Replace Gordon As Everett Fire Chief

November 16, 2016

Everett, Everett Fire


MyEverettNews.com photo of Eric Hicks from the Everett Firefighters serving turkey dinner at the Everett Senior Center in 2015.

At tonight’s Everett City Council meeting Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson named Eric Hicks to replace retiring Fire Chief Murray Gordon.

Hicks is a long time member of the Everett Fire Department and currently serves as the city’s Fire Marshal.

In September of this year Gordon announced his retirement effective in January 2017 after 40 years with the Everett Fire Department.

Hicks will officially be sworn in on January 11th 2017.

We’ll pass along more information on Chief Hicks in the near future.

As promised above here’s the official info. from the City of Everett…

Mayor Ray Stephanson announced Wednesday that he has selected Eric Hicks to serve as the City’s next fire chief. Hicks will begin the new role in January 2017, following Chief Murray Gordon’s retirement.
“Eric has been an incredible leader and example within the department,” said Stephanson. “He and I share a vision for an effective, community-based fire service that adapts to the changing needs of our city.”
Hicks, who currently serves as assistant chief and fire marshal, has 22 years of experience as a firefighter. He grew up in Seattle, and served both as a volunteer and salaried firefighter with King County Fire District 20 before joining Everett Fire in 1999.
“I joined the fire service because I enjoy the sense of community that comes with this role, and the opportunity to improve someone’s life on a daily basis,” said Hicks. “I have great respect for the men and women in our department, and it will be an honor to serve as their chief.”
Hicks has held a variety of roles in his time with Everett Fire, including firefighter, fire inspector and investigator, and assistant fire marshal. He belongs to several professional organizations, including Snohomish County Fire Prevention Association, Washington Fire Chiefs and the International Association of Fire Chiefs.
“Eric is dedicated to the success of our fire department and to the wellbeing and safety of every employee,” said Gordon. “I have the utmost respect for him, and I am confident that he is the right person to guide Everett Fire going forward.”
Hicks will be sworn in at the City Council meeting on Jan. 11, 2017.

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