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Steve Brooks, Fire Chief


Lacey Fire District 3
1231 Franz St. SE
Lacey, WA 98503
(360) 528-2318 office

Chief Steve Brooks has spent 30 years in the Fire/EMS with 16 years at Lacey Fire District 3 and the last 9 as their Fire Chief.  He holds a Bachelors Degree in Organizational Management and a Masters Degree in Public Administration.   He has also served as a College Adjunct Faculty Instructor in EMS for the last 10 years.

Chief Brooks has served on many professional boards and committees including:  Washington Fire Chiefs Board Member and Chair of Legislative Committee; Washington Director on Western Fire Chiefs Board of Directors; President of Thurston County Fire Chiefs’ Association; Chief Fire Officer and former Chief Emergency Medical Services Officer credentialing by the Centers for Public Safety Excellence; Member of the Gateway Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow;  Member of the Lacey South Sound Chamber of Commerce; Member of the Safe Kids’ Advisory Council and an active Child Passenger Safety Technician.  He has also received the “2017 Distinguished Leader Award” from Leadership Thurston County and was recognized with the 2012 “Boss of the Year” Award by the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce.

Chief Brooks has been married to his best friend, Lee, for 26 years and have had 17 foster children in our home.  He enjoys hiking, biking, motorcycle and convertible rides and he and his wife are active as Community Group Leaders and pre-marital counselors for their local church