The Woodinville Fire & Rescue Board of Fire Commissioners appointed Deputy Fire Chief Mark Chubb to the position of interim fire chief. The decision was made by a 3-0 vote at the August 15 commissioners’ meeting. Two of the commissioners were not present at the meeting.
"The decision by the board and the expressions of support I have received from many of the District’s personnel is extremely humbling," Chubb commented. "I am optimistic about our future as a fire district."
Chief Chubb came to Woodinville Fire in November 2010. He has over 30 years of fire service experience, including serving as area commander and chief fire officer with the Metropolitan Christchurch Fire Department in New Zealand. Prior to arriving at WF&R, Chief Chubb served as the operations manager with the Portland, Ore., Office of Emergency Management.
The fire chief position was vacated by I. David Daniels who began separation agreement negotiations with the Board of Commissioners at the August 9 commissioners’ meeting.
A native of Ohio, Chief Chubb is married and has two teenage daughters.