Bruce Kroon has 29 years of experience as a firefighter and chief officer. He currently serves as the fire chief for the City of Bothell Fire Department, a three-station department on the north end of Lake Washington, just northeast of Seattle. In his two years with the Bothell Fire Department, Chief Kroon has facilitated the creation of a 5-year Strategic Plan and helped to organize the successful passing of both a 12 year levy, providing 6 new firefighter positions, and a 20 year bond to replace to aging fire stations.
Chief Kroon earned a master’s degree in Public Affairs from the University of Washington and is a 2011 graduate of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer program. He considers himself a “lifelong learner” and is pleased to be able to serve as the Western Division Director of the IAFC, EFO Section.