Fire Chief Scott Cockrum
The Lynnwood Fire Department is a full-service, all-risk professional department staffed by some of the finest fire professionals in the state. The dedicated men and women of the Lynnwood Fire Department take great honor in ensuring the health and safety of our community. They are highly trained, well educated, extremely motivated and focused on our core mission of service to the community.
For over 40 years, the Lynnwood Fire Department has worked hard to adapt and evolve to meet the challenges of providing a wide spectrum of emergency services to a diverse and changing community. Our dedicated Fire Department staff work cohesively with the other City Departments to collectively make Lynnwood a safer place to live, work and play. We are continually working to ensure that our equipment, training and facilities are at the levels necessary to fulfil our commitment to serving our community.
The Lynnwood Fire Department is fully committed to joining in the efforts to move Lynnwood towards our community vision of being a regional model for a sustainable, vibrant community with a concerted emphasis on building a cohesive community that respects all citizens, and being responsive to the wants and needs of all residents.
As the Fire Chief, I take it as my personal responsibility to make Lynnwood as safe as possible through our commitment to fire suppression, emergency medical services, fire prevention, building safety, public education, and hazardous materials and specialized rescue responses. I am proud to lead the professional, compassionate, and respected men and women of the Lynnwood Fire Department.
- Chief Scott Cockrum
About Chief Cockrum
Chief Scott Cockrum began his fire service career in 1989 as a firefighter for the Rio Linda/Elverta Fire District in Sacramento, CA - later the successor agency Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District. Scott went on to be promoted to Engineer in 1994, where he also worked as an Arson Investigator. In 2001, Scott was promoted to Fire Captain. During his tenure as Fire Captain, Scott worked as the District's Hazmat Team Coordinator, Helicopter Manager, Background Investigator, team member for the Urban Search & Rescue TF7 and was later assigned full-time to the Sacramento Area Homeland Security Fusion Center and FBI taskforce. In 2006, Scott became a member of the Type 1 US Forest Services California Incident Command Team 3, where he served as a Liaison Officer, and has responded to numerous national level wildland fire incidents through-out the western United States. In 2010, Scott was promoted to Battalion Chief where he oversaw an operational battalion. On February 1, 2011 Scott was promoted to Assistant Chief assigned to supervise an all hazards operational response shift, and was the District's Public Information Officer. On July 16, 2012, Chief Cockrum was promoted to Deputy Chief of Support Services. Scott holds a Bachelor's degree and Associates degree in Fire Science, is a Hazmat Specialist, and is a California POST Certified Sworn Peace Officer.