Woodinville Fire hires new deputy chief

  • Written by WFLSD, Special to The Weekly
Courtesy photo. WFLSD Deputy Fire Chief/Chief Operating Officer Mario Acosta
Woodinville Fire and Life Safety District has announced the hiring of the district’s new Deputy Fire Chief/Chief Operating Officer — Mario Acosta.

Chief Acosta will start on May 1 and be sworn in as the new deputy chief at the Board of Fire Commissioners’ meeting scheduled for Monday May 3 at 5 p.m.

Acosta was the top candidate from a process that included 24 applicants from 15 states around the country.

He comes to Woodinville Fire from Cathedral City, Calif., where he has served as the administrative chief and emergency manager.

Acosta began his fire service career in Farmington, N.M., in 1986 and has also served at Drexel Heights, Ariz.

He brings a vast array of experience in emergency management, budgeting, support services, training and operational skills to the district.


There will be an opportunity to meet Chief Acosta at an open house from 4 to 5 p.m. prior to the May 3 fire commissioners’ meeting which will be held at Headquarters Fire Station 31.

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