The Yakima Fire Department now has its new Deputy Fire Chief.
The Yakima Fire Department sent out the following information on Thursday:
A longtime employee with the Yakima Fire Department (YFD) is now its new Deputy Fire Chief.
Jeremy Rodriguez, a 22-year employee with YFD, began his new role as Deputy Fire Chief this week. “It is exciting to have Jeremy on board as Deputy Fire Chief,” said Chief Aaron Markham. “This brings us up to full staffing in that role and helps share the workload.”
YFD operates with two deputy chiefs. YFD Deputy Fire Chief Patrick Reid was hired for that post in October 2017.
Rodriguez fills the deputy chief position previously held by Markham, who was promoted to Yakima Fire Chief in June 2018.