City Hires New Fire Chief
August 07, 2013 Jeri Rowe-Curtis

Redmond, WA
  —Redmond Mayor John Marchione has announced the appointment of Tommy Smith as the new Fire Department Chief for the City of Redmond, pending City Council confirmation. Smith currently serves as the Interim Fire Chief for the Colorado Springs Fire Department and has served the City of Colorado Springs for 22 years in capacities as a firefighter, paramedic, lieutenant, captain, battalion chief, deputy chief, and interim chief. “The City of Redmond is very fortunate to have found a candidate such as Chief Tommy Smith,” said Mayor Marchione. “He brings a tremendous perspective to the role as Chief. Additionally, he will add another key dimension as a member of my Leadership Team. Chief Smith’s extensive experience at every level makes him the ideal candidate.”

Smith is a graduate of Colorado Christian University with a degree in Organization Management. He is a member of numerous professional associations including the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the Colorado State Fire Chiefs’ Association, and the Colorado State Training Officers Association. Additionally, Smith has received numerous citations, awards and honors throughout his career; a testament to his leadership at all levels.

Mayor Marchione adds, “Our interview and background research demonstrated that Chief Smith exemplifies our City values of Accountability, Integrity and Customer Service. The members of the Colorado Springs Fire Department spoke highly of Chief Smith’s leadership skills, particularly during the Waldo Canyon Fire. His combination of experience, values and leadership make him the ideal person to serve as Redmond’s next Fire Chief.”

Media Advisory on Interviews: Once confirmed by Council, Smith will have a formal swearing in ceremony to be announced in September. At that time formal interviews with the new Chief will be scheduled. For more information contact Jeri Rowe-Curtis at 556-2427.

Tommy Smith

Photo Credit: Colorado Fire Dept.

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