The next chapter of Puget Sound Fire begins today, Sept. 11, with the new fire chief, Matt Morris, starting his first day on the job.
Morris takes over for former fire chief, Jim Schneider, who retired at the end of August after leading the department for 15 years.
Morris has over 27 years of experience from the fire service. He began his career as a reserve firefighter/EMT in 1990 for the city of Boulder, Nevada. He was then hired by the city of Henderson, Nevada as a firefighter/paramedic where he spent the next 22 years. He rose through the ranks of captain, battalion chief and deputy chief, before being promoted to fire chief in January, 2016.