Jay Wittwer

Tukwila Fire Department

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Tukwila Fire Department


Fire Chief overseeing budget, structural firefighting and EMS response, administrative services, and fire prevention. Honored to serve with great people providing services to a unique urban area encompassing 10 square miles of residential, retail and high risk manufacturing facilities. Crews respond daily to motor vehicle incidents to two of the heaviest used transportation roadways that intersect in Tukwila. Oversight of a $11.9 million dollar budget while maintaining a Standard of Excellence. Shepherding a 75 year tradition of providing outstanding pubic safety response to one of the most diverse communities in the nation. Over 96 languages are spoken within the local school district. Partnerships have been formed with the Tukwila School District to assist in educating and mentoring the youth in this community.