After 44 years in the Fire Service, Fire Chief Gary Meek has retired.
Meek served as the Fire Chief for Snohomish County Fire District 7 for the last nine years, and his final day was on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, according to a statement from the Snohomish County Fire District 7.
"It has been an honor being trusted to serve the citizens of Fire District 7," Meek said in a statement. "They have supported us in developing one of the most advanced fire service delivery systems in Snohomish County making our community a safe place to live, work, and play in."
On Jan. 1, 2020 Lake Stevens Fire and Snohomish County Fire District 7 merged agencies. The new district serves more than 162,000 people over 140 square miles. It covers the cities of Lake Stevens, Mill Creek, and Monroe along with the unincorporated areas surrounding these communities.