Lacey Fire District 3 Chief Jim Broman has his sights set on retirement after losing out on Redmond’s fire chief position.
Redmond Mayor John Marchione announced last week he selected the fire chief of Lodi, Calif., for the position, according to a city news release.
“I felt comfortable with their decision,” Broman said.
During a fire board meeting this month, the Lacey commissioners appointed assistant chief Gary Pearson to interim fire chief. Broman remains chief through the end of June, when Pearson will step in until a replacement is found. The early Pearson appointment was made to help the district during the transition, Broman said.