Leadership Team

Harold D. Scoggins

Harold D. Scoggins

Fire Chief

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Chief Scoggins has more than 30 years of experience in the fire service. He started his firefighting career as a member of the United States Air Force where he served as a firefighter. In 1989, Scoggins joined the Glendale Fire Department where he advanced through the ranks serving as Firefighter, Engineer, Captain, and Battalion Chief and in 2008 being named as Fire Chief. Scoggins has a Master’s degree in Public Administration received from Cal State University Long Beach and a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Cal State University Los Angeles. He also has an Associate of Science degree in Fire Technology from Glendale Community College. In April 2015, Scoggins became the Chief of the Seattle Fire Department.

Helen Fitzpatrick

Helen Fitzpatrick

Executive Director of Administration

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Helen Fitzpatrick oversees the Human Resources, Finance, Information Technology and Public Affairs divisions. She has served in a variety of positions during her more than 15 years with the department, including Executive Director of Staff, Communications Director and Public Information Officer. She has an Executive Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington and a Master’s Degree in Homeland Security from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey. She is also a graduate of the 2007 City of Seattle Leadership Institute.

Tim Munnis

Tim Munnis

Assistant Chief of Fire Prevention

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Assistant Chief Tim Munnis has more than 20 years with the Seattle Fire Department. He started his career with Seattle in 1997 and advanced through the ranks of firefighter, lieutenant, captain and battalion chief. Munnis was promoted to Assistant Chief on November 1, 2017. He has had various assignments in the department to include serving at Station 11, Station 13, Station16, Station 22, Station 27, Station 31, Station 32 and in the Fire Prevention Division as the Captain of Special Events.

Bryan Hastings

Bryan Hastings

Assistant Chief of Operations

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Assistant Chief Bryan Hastings has more than 30 years with the Seattle Fire Department. Hastings started his career with Seattle in 1987 and was promoted to Battalion Chief in 2002, Deputy Chief in 2011 and Assistant Chief in 2017. He has had various assignments in the department to include serving at Station 13, Station 25 and Station 28. Hastings served at the Operations Shift Commander and as the Deputy Chief of Training.

Alan Vickery

Alan Vickery

Assistant Chief of Resource Management

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Assistant Chief Vickery has more than 50 years with the Seattle Fire Department. Prior to his current assignment, Vickery served as the Assistant Chief of Operations and Deputy Chief of Special Operations. Vickery served as a firefighter/paramedic, Captain of the Fire Investigation Unit and served on both ladder and engine companies. Vickery is nationally recognized for his proactive role in preparing firefighters and first responders to safely perform their jobs through modern technology and techniques.

Julie D'Alessandro

Julie D'Alessandro

Director of Human Resources

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Julie D'Alessandro has been the Director of Human Resources for the Seattle Fire Department since 2014. Prior to that, she worked with Seattle Fire as labor negotiator for the city for nearly 10 years and was a labor lawyer for many years prior to joining the city. She has a J.D. from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and was a Sociology major at Kenyon College in Ohio.

Chris Santos

Chris Santos

Director of Finance

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Chris Santos manages the Finance Division of the Seattle Fire Department. He was born and raised in Seattle and is of Native Hawaiian descent. He has served in many capacities over his 24 years of service with the department, overseeing and performing the various financial functions such as budgeting, accounting, payroll and contracting. He has a Bachelor's Degree from Western Washington University where he majored in Accounting and had a minor in Business Administration. He is also a graduate of the 2008 City of Seattle Leadership Institute.

Kim Schmanke

Kim Schmanke

Director of Public Affairs

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Kim Schmanke joined Seattle Fire as its Director of Public Affairs in 2018. She has more than 20 years of experience in public sector communications and outreach. Her division provides fire and life safety education; coordinates tours, visits and outreach; and responds to media and public inquiries about incidents. Kim graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor's in Communications.