Longtime Everett firefighter Dave DeMarco named new chief

He has been with the department since 1994. The city has had an interim fire chief for over a year.

Dave DeMarco

Dave DeMarco

EVERETT — The city has a new fire chief.

The appointment of Dave DeMarco, 47, was announced Friday, after a national search.

DeMarco has been with the Everett Fire Department since 1994, most recently serving as the interim assistant chief of operations. His new job starts in June.

“We had a very strong field of candidates, and Dave’s intellect and proven leadership abilities set him apart,” Mayor Cassie Franklin said in a prepared statement.

DeMarco started his career as a volunteer firefighter on Mercer Island. He also served as a Marysville fire commissioner from 2004 to 2016. His new salary will be $170,460.

The last chief left in early 2017. Someone else was serving in an interim role since then.

The Everett Fire Department employs about 170 firefighters and paramedics, among other staff.

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