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February 2020 Promotion Ceremony

SEATTLE – On Feb. 19, 2020, the Seattle Fire Department held a promotional ceremony at our headquarters to appoint three firefighters to new positions. The event was emceed by Fire Chief Scoggins. The following employees were promoted:

Melissa Kennedy to Deputy Chief of Training

Melissa Woolsey to Captain

David Berry to Captain

Welcoming Debbie Goetz

Debbie is our new Fire & Safety Educator responsible for managing programs for children and youth. She has been with the City of Seattle since 2006 as the Community Planning Coordinator with the Office of Emergency Management.

Welcoming Matthew Butler

Matthew is our new EEO investigator and RSJI Strategic Advisor responsible for conducting workplace investigations regarding allegations of protected class discrimination. He will be involved in training how to establish and maintain workplace culture free from discrimination and harassment.