Seattle Fire Dept. Deputy Chief Jay Hagen selected as Bellevue’s new fire chief

On Monday, April 30, the City of Bellevue announced the appointment of Jay Hagen as chief of the Bellevue Fire Department. Chief Hagen began his career with the Seattle Fire Department in 1988. During his 30-year career with the department, he worked in various operations and administrative assignments, and progressed through the ranks from Firefighter to Assistant Chief.

“I want to extend my sincere gratitude to Chief Hagen, for his dedication and commitment to serving the Seattle community during his 30 years of service,” said Seattle Fire Chief Harold D. Scoggins. “I congratulate Jay on his new role as Fire Chief and look forward to having him as a peer in our neighboring City.”