Deputy Chief, Operations

South Whidbey Fire/EMS is seeking experienced, innovative, and motivated individual to serve as its Deputy Chief, Operations. SWFE is a combination department with 76 members who serve approximately 66 square miles and 54 miles of shoreline of south Whidbey Island. The resident population is approximately 15,000 persons, with a daily effective population of 25,000. The department responds to approximately 2,700 calls for service each year; 78% of which are EMS related. The department serves as a non-transport first response agency for medical emergencies and responds with our partner agency Whidbey General EMS. The department provides fire suppression, medical first response , marine fire and rescue, and high angle rescue emergency services. The position of Deputy Chief, Operations is an exempt, at-will position.

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Applications can be downloaded here or by contacting  SWFE Administration  at the address listed below. Complete applications must be received at our Administration Office, by mail or email, no later than 4:00 PM, PST, Monday, 10/21/2019 at the following address:

South Whidbey Fire/EMS
5579 Bayview Road
Langley, WA 98260

Questions about the position should be directed to Deputy Chief H.L. “Rusty” Palmer at 360-321-1533 or–>




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