Welcoming Chris Brown: Snoqualmie’s New Deputy Fire Chief

The community of Snoqualmie was introduced to Chris Brown, the new deputy fire chief, at the City Council meeting on June 24, 2024.

Fire Chief Mike Baily presented Brown to the community and elected officials. Following fire service tradition, Mayor Ross handed Brown his new helmet and his wife pinned on his new badge.

Deputy Chief Brown brings with him over two decades of firefighting experience. His distinguished career includes 20 years with the United States Air Force, during which time he served in various locations such as Alaska, Florida, Honduras, and England, concluding his service as a Deputy Chief.

Most recently, for the past two years, Brown served as the Chief of Training at the Washington State Fire Training Academy. He and his family are residents of Snoqualmie Valley, making his new role even more special.

“I think Chris is going to bring some great things and bring some great energy to the department,” said Chief Bailey during the introduction. “I’m looking forward to him working side by side with me in the fire department.”

“It’s an honor and privilege to serve as the next deputy chief of the Snoqualmie Fire Department,” said Brown during his address to the City Council and Mayor. “I’m excited to bring all of my experience, knowledge, and everything I have in my toolbelt to the department after 20 years in the Air Force and a few years at the Academy.”

Deputy Chief Brown will officially begin his role with the Snoqualmie Fire Department on July 1, 2024.

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