Lee Soptich sworn in as fire chiefs association president

January 25, 2011

By Staff

Eastside Fire & Rescue Fire Chief Lee Soptich was sworn in as president of the King County Fire Chiefs Association on Jan. 19, for a second term.

Washington Court of Appeals Judge Anne Ellington conducted the swearing-in ceremony in Renton.

As president of the association, Soptich and association executive board members work with county and city officials on programs and projects of joint interest.

The association is active at the local and state level in promoting safety initiatives, public education, and emergency management and preparedness, in addition to supporting legislation on various matters.

“It’s been a real honor to be a part of the team that is leading the industry in serving the community, and influencing where we can for safer conditions internally for our employees and externally with our customers,” Soptich said.

He will serve in his position as president through 2011.

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