Submitted by City of Tumwater
Mayor Pete Kmet announced the appointment of Tumwater’s new Fire Chief Scott LaVielle. Mr. LaVielle has over 30 years of experience in fire service, significant academic achievements and credentials in the industry. During his career, Chief LaVielle served as fire chief for the City of Pullman and King County Fire District No. 11, where he had previously served as a fire marshal and shift battalion chief. Mr. LaVielle’s appointment is subject to City Council confirmation at their July 1, 2014, meeting.
Mayor Kmet stated, “Mr. LaVielle has great qualifications to provide the leadership necessary to take the Tumwater Fire Department to the next level.”
Chief LaVielle has earned Associate in Arts degrees from Bellevue College in several fire-related fields and Bachelor degrees from Antioch University in Public Administration and Psychology. In addition, Chief LaVielle is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program.
Appointed Chief LaVielle said, “I look forward to getting started and making a difference in the lives of the fire service personnel and the people we serve and protect together.”
The new chief replaces retired chief John Carpenter and will begin working for the City in mid-July.