FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chief Chad Schmidt is promoted to Full Time status for Snohomish County Fire District #21
Arlington Heights, Wash., 1/4/2021 –
The Board of Fire Commissioners is pleased to announce that Fire Chief Chad Schmidt is being promoted to a full-time Fire Chief position as of January 2021. Due to increased responsibilities with more full-time staffing and the construction of a new, second fire station anticipated to begin soon, the Board needed to transition to a full-time Chief position to satisfy all of the duties that need to be carried out.
Chief Schmidt has been serving as the part-time Fire Chief since February 2017, along with simultaneously working as a full-time paramedic for Camano Island Fire & Rescue. He has worked hard to earn the public’s trust over the last few years and brings an extensive background with proven experience to this new role that will provide operational, technical, and administrative advantages for the District. This promotion will allow Chief Schmidt to simplify his busy work and family life, and is a huge moment in his career development.
To celebrate this promotion, the District will be holding a virtual badge pinning ceremony via Zoom on January 11th during the monthly commissioner meeting (see link on meeting agenda, available on District’s website – FireDistrict21.com that will be posted on 1/8/21). The public is encouraged to remotely attend this Zoom meeting.
About Snohomish County Fire District #21
Established in 1960, Snohomish County Fire Protection District #21 serves an area of approximately 70-square miles of rural Arlington, making FD#21 one of the largest fire districts in Snohomish County. Fire District #21 is an all hazards Fire Department providing fire protection, emergency medical and rescue services. Fire District #21 includes the communities of Trafton, Arlington Heights, Jim Creek, Lake Riley, Cicero, Jordan River Trails, Edgecomb, Sisco Heights, and northern sections of the Jordan Road, Burn Road and McElroy Road.