Tumwater will appoint new fire chief

Staff writerJune 26, 2014 

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Tumwater has announced the appointment of the city’s new fire chief.

Scott LaVielle will begin working for Tumwater in mid-July, according to a news release. The Tumwater City Council is expected to confirm LaVielle’s appointment - which was made by Mayor Pete Kmet - at its July 1 meeting. LaVielle will replace retired Chief John Carpenter, whose last day on the job was April 16.

According to the city, LaVielle has more than 30 years of experience in the fire service. LaVielle served as fire chief in the City of Pullman and King County Fire District No. 11, where he had previously been a fire marshal and shift battalion chief. He has degrees in public administration and psychology, the city reports, and is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program.

“Mr. LaVielle has great qualifications to provide the leadership necessary to take the Tumwater Fire Department to the next level,” Kmet said in the news release.

The city reports LaVielle will receive a monthly salary of $9,994, which adds up to $119,928 a year. In 2013, the previous fire chief earned an annual salary of $109,824 with total gross earnings of $118,086, according to the city.

 

Andy Hobbs: 360-704-6869 ahobbs@theolympian.com @andyhobbs

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