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Renton Fire and Emergency Services Department Personnel Honored at City Council Meeting

January 11, 2008

For more information contact:

Bob Van Horne Deputy Fire Chief, Community Risk Reduction 425-430-7022
Preeti Shridhar, Communications Director 425-430-6569

RENTON: The public is invited to attend a special presentation before the Renton Mayor and City Council on Monday, January 14, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. Renton Fire Chief/Emergency Services Administrator I. David Daniels will announce promotions and pay special tribute to deserving firefighters.


Battalion Fire Chief Mark Peterson promoted to Deputy Fire Chief

Battalion Fire Chief Peterson is a 27-year veteran and is being promoted to Deputy Fire Chief.  On March 1, 2008 he will also assume the role of Director of Operations for all Fire and Emergency Services response personnel.

Captain John Lecoq promoted to Battalion Fire Chief/Safety Officer

Capt. Lecoq is a 24-year veteran being promoted to Battalion Fire Chief/Safety Officer. He is currently preparing for the Benson Hill annexation and will be the shift commander as of March 1, 2008. 

Lieutenant Mike Proulx promoted to Fire Captain

Lt. Proulx has been with Renton since 1993. He is being promoted to Fire Captain and will be in charge of Fire Station 14, which serves the southwest section of the city and supports the department's technical rescue response.

Firefighter Craig Soucy promoted to Fire Lieutenant

Firefighter Soucy is a 14-year veteran being promoted to Fire Lieutenant. He will be assigned as an operational lieutenant at Fire Station 13 which serves the southeast section of the city and, after March 1, the newly annexed Benson Hill neighborhoods.

Awards for service and dedication:

Lt. Greg Hartman has been with the department for 27 years and is being recognized for his work both in the department and in the community. 

Firefighter Chuck Hagood will receive this award for the second time in his 22-year career. He is responsible for working on procuring a utility vehicle that can be used in a variety of emergency responses.

Judy Hayward, Administrative Assistant for the Deputy Fire Chief of Community Risk Reduction, has been with the department for 15 years. She played a critical role in helping the department through key changes in administrative personnel.

Lieutenant Henry Dyke and firefighters Chris Sproat and Ken Peterson are being acknowledged at the council meeting as the department's “Top Company of 2007.”