August 28, 2000
DUVALL -- John Lambert was appointed to the position of fire chief of Duvall-King County Fire District 45, effective August 1. Chief Lambert had been in an acting chief role since the resignation of former Chief Bud Backer, who accepted a position with another area fire department in June.
Chief Lambert's promotion from captain was made permanent at the fire commissioners' meeeting on July 25. He has been with the department since 1982 and has served as the department's training officer and more recently as the district safety officer.
Chief Lambert says he is looking forward to the opportunity to lead the department as it strives to serve the community and its ever changing needs.
"We will be implementing several new programs to help expand the services the fire department provides," Lambert said. "The department has a solid core of personnel, both volunteer and career, that I will rely on to assist me in these endeavors."