Two new assistant chiefs sworn in

SEATTLE – On November 1, 2017, Fire Chief Harold Scoggins swore in two new assistant chiefs to oversee the Operation and Fire Prevention Divisions. Bryan Hastings and Timothy Munnis took the Oath of Office and were sworn in to the position of Assistant Chief, and now serve on the Chief’s Executive Leadership Team.

Bryan Hastings will oversee the Operations Division. This is the department’s largest division, responsible for emergency medical services, fire suppression, mitigation of disasters and rescue activities. Operations are spread across five battalions containing 33 stations with an on-duty staffing of 211 members. This position also has oversight of the Medic One Program and technical teams.

Timothy Munnis will serve as the City’s Fire Marshal, overseeing the entire Fire Prevention Division. The FPD works together with businesses and the community to provide the standard of life safety expected by those who work, live and visit our City. Code compliance, fire investigations, inspection of high-rise buildings, permits, technician certification, new construction, systems testing and reporting, and special events falls under this division.

“Congratulations to newly promoted Chief Hastings and Chief Munnis,” said Fire Chief Scoggins, “I am confident that both individuals will go above and beyond to serve as leaders of our department in their new roles. We will work as a team to continue moving toward our long-term vision for the department.”

Chief Hastings has more than 30 years with the Seattle Fire Department. He started his career with Seattle in 1987 and was promoted to Battalion Chief in 2002, Deputy Chief in 2011, and now holds the position of Assistant Chief. Hastings spent time serving as the Operations Shift Commander and as the Deputy Chief of Training.

Chief Munnis has more than 20 years with the Seattle Fire Department. He started his career with Seattle in 1997 and advanced through the ranks of firefighter, lieutenant, captain, battalion chief, and now serves as the Assistant Chief overseeing the Fire Prevention Division.

Chief Hastings and Chief Munnis started in their new roles in November.

Several other personnel were also appointed to new positions at the November Promotional Ceremony:

  • Joel Andrus promoted to Battalion Chief
  • Cody Scriver, Chris Tupen and Jared Fields promoted to Captain
  • Colin Donnelly, R Dietrich Hauge and Colin McElroy promoted to Lieutenant

Congratulations to all!