Dedicated to the Profession: Snoqualmie Fire Chief recognized as ‘Chief Fire Officer’

The City of Snoqualmie announced on August 2, 2016 that the Center for Public Safety Excellence had awarded Snoqualmie Fire Chief Mark Correira the professional designation of “Chief Fire Officer,” making him one of only 1,175 with that designation worldwide.

Chief Correira received his original designation on June 15, 2013. He successfully completed the process for re-designation and chief correirawas approved on July 15, 2016.

According to the Center for Public Safety Excellence website, the designation is recognition of broad career and educational professional accomplishments, as well as being an internationally recognized third-party verification of professional competence in fire and emergency services.

City Administrator Bob Larson commended Correira for his dedication to the fire profession and the Snoqualmie Fire Department, saying. “His commitment to earning this designation is outstanding.”

The Chief Fire Officer Designation program is a voluntary program. To maintain the designation, individuals need to show they have continued to develop as a Chief Fire Officer in the areas of Professional Development, Professional Contributions, Active Association Membership, and Community Involvement.

The Center for Public Safety Excellence is a primary resource for the fire and emergency profession to help continuously improve services, resulting in a higher quality of life for communities.

Chief Correira has led the Snoqualmie Fire Department for more than two and one half years. He and his family currently reside in North Bend.

Congrats, Chief!



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  • Outstanding award for such a young Fire Chief, Congratulations! Your Firemen continually speak highly of you and state you are the reason morale has turned around at the FD. Can we talk you into running the Police Department as well…

  • Living Snoqualmie