West Pierce Promotes Deputy Chief

West Pierce Fire & Rescue recently promoted Assistant Chief Karl Roth to the position of Deputy Chief of Support Services. Chief Roth started his career with the Lakewood Fire Department in 1982 and has worked in various divisions and ranks throughout the District. He most recently has held the position of Assistant Chief of Logistics and is the former Fire Marshal. Chief Roth was recently pinned with his new badge in front of the Board of Fire Commissioners and was congratulated by Chief Sharp and a room full of  West Pierce employees on his accomplishment.

Chief Roth has served on West Pierce’s executive leadership team for 11 years and has prepared himself through a combination of work experience and formal education for this new role. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Service Administration, a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Emergency Management and is designated an Executive Fire Officer through the National Fire Academy. West Pierce Fire & Rescue looks forward to Chief Roth stepping into his new position and his journey ahead. Congratulations!

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