Everett Starts Formal Search For Permanent Fire Chief

March 28, 2018

Everett Fire

Federal Fire D

There are more than 150 firefighters in the Everett Fire Department.

Timothy Key

Timothy Key will apply for the permanent position of Chief at Everett Fire.

Today at the Everett City Council meeting Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin announced the city was accepting applications for a permanent Fire Chief.

Since May 30th of last year Timothy Key has been serving as interim Everett Fire Chief. He was appointed to that position following the resignation of Eric Hicks who served just four months before resigning on May 16th of 2017. Ray Stephanson appointed Key to serve until a new Mayor was elected. Today Mayor Cassie Franklin issued the following statement.

“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.” Franklin also added, “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.”

MyEverettNews.com spoke with Chief Key at the city council meeting today and Key said he did intend to apply for the permanent Fire Chief position. The salary range is $132,936.00 – $173,160.00 annually. The department employs more than 150 firefighters and paramedics serving on 7 Engine Companies (1 swing engine), 2 Ladder Companies (1 swing ladder), 3 Medic units and 2 aid units when staffing allows, and emergency management services. There are 6 fire stations located throughout the city. The department provides additional special services to the community including hazardous materials incident response, water rescue, rope and technical rescue, Advanced Life Support (paramedic), and the City’s emergency management division. The department provides training for employees selected for any Special Team operations.

You can click here to learn more about the position and how to apply. The application period closes April 27th and Mayor Franklin says she wants to have the position filled by May 31st.


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