Today, we celebrated the promotions of six lieutenants (three not present), two captains and one battalion chief at our Joint Training Facility. In compliance with social distancing guidelines, we held a live stream for families and colleagues to join in the celebration. Congratulations!
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.
SEATTLE – On Jan. 8, 2020, the Seattle Fire Department held a promotional ceremony at Fire Station 10 to appoint seven firefighters to new positions. The event was emceed by Fire Chief Scoggins. The following employees were promoted:
Willie Barrington to Assistant Chief of Resource Management
Jon Goins to Captain
John Wolfolk to Captain
Chris Bamer to Lieutenant
Daniel Boxley to Lieutenant
Michael Dulas to Lieutenant
Gregory Sobole to Lieutenant
Welcoming Tricia Diamond
Tricia (aka T) is our new Workforce Development Adviser responsible for developing programs to support employment pathways. She will also provide strategic thinking on employee career development activities and succession planning. In addition to her new role, Tricia is earning her PhD in Leadership at Seattle University.
Welcoming Hannah Kosten
Hannah is our new Human Resources Personnel Specialist and came from the Seattle Public Library. She is responsible for managing the pre-employment screening of future firefighters as well as processing personnel updates.
Necia Marte to Admin Spec III
Congratulations Necia! Her new full-time role is with the Public Disclosure unit where she will be responsible for processing public records requests. Thank you for your professional and dedicated service to our department as well as all the members of the community we serve.