Northshore Fire Chief retires

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Chief Weathers to retire
After 11 years of service with the Northshore Fire Department, Fire Chief Tom Weathers will be retiring effective December 31, 2011.

Chief Weathers has dedicated himself to the fire service for 34 years total, having started his career in Douglas and Flagstaff, Arizona. Since his first days as a firefighter in 1977, he has served in many capacities including; paramedic, company officer, Deputy Chief and Chief. 

He has shared his knowledge and experience in the fire service by teaching classes at the National Fire Academy and at conferences and seminars across the country. Chief Weathers has been instrumental in the growth and advancement of the Northshore Fire Department.

Through his efforts and achievements, he consistently demonstrated a commitment and dedication to the protection of the residents of Kenmore and Lake Forest Park.

The entire Northshore community has been very fortunate to have had a chief officer with the experience, integrity and selflessness of Tom Weathers. “His contributions have enhanced the professionalism and success of the Northshore Fire Department,” said Deputy Chief Jim Torpin.

With the departure of Chief Weathers, the Northshore Fire Department is pleased to announce the promotion of Deputy Chief Jim Torpin to the rank of Acting Fire Chief. Chief Torpin has been an employee of the fire district since 1993 and has risen through the ranks to his current position. 

Chief Torpin possesses a strong background in fire ground operations as well as fiscal responsibility. His goal is to maintain the high level of service provided by the district while negotiating the current and forecasted financial challenges.


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