In a 3-0 vote, Mark Chubb was made interim fire chief of Woodinville Fire & Rescue at the Monday, Aug. 15, board of commissioners meeting.
“There are lots of challenges facing the district,” Chubb said after the meeting. “The most important job is ensuring public safety.”
The chief’s seat became vacant when then cheif I. David Daniels and the district entered into a . Discussion on the details of that agreement was postponed at the Aug. 15 meeting until the entire board of commissioners are present.
Only three commissioners were at Monday's meeting, Kevin Coughlin, Bob Miller and Gerry Vucci. Board president Tim Osgood, a firefighter at Northshore Fire Department, had notified the board that he had a work conflict. There was no indication why commissioner Clint Olson was not at the meeting, according to Coughlin who was leading the meeting.
Chubb has been in fire service for 32 years, coming to Woodinville from Portland, OR where he was adjunct professor of fire service administration at Eastern Oregon University and adjunct professor of public administration at the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University.
Prior to that, Chubb worked in New Zealand managing the Metropolitan Christchurch area fire department which included six career fire stations and 11 volunteer stations serving the city of 450,000. He is a native of Ohio.
Editor's Note: Previous versions of this post incorrectly stated Osgood worked for Eastside Fire.