New Fire Chief Takes Oath of Office, Room Erupts in Applause


Congratulations are in order for former South King Fire & Rescue’s Assistant Fire Chief Vic Pennington, sworn in by Judge Dave Larson on December 27, 2019, as the Fire Department’s new Fire Chief.

In attendance was the Chief’s family, Fire Comissioners, City of Des Moines Council and countless firefighters. After being sworn to take the Oath of Office, news media present reported the room broke out in applause.

Chief Pennington takes the helm of the Fire Department which has a service area of 41-square miles for areas in the Federal Way, Des Moines and unincorporated areas in King County, Washington.  It’s area includes about 150,000 residents and vistors alike at any give time.

He has held positions as Assistant Fire Chief and Deputy Chief for the Department according to his Social Media profile.

They have fully staffed stations, which one includes their Headquarters and the other a Training Division.

Stations include:


#61 – 3203 South 360th Street

#62 – 31716 1st Avenue South (Headquarters)

#63 – 33414 21st Avenue Southwest


#66 – 27010 15th Avenue South

#67 – 2238 South 223rd Street


#64 – 3700 South 320th Street, Auburn

#65 – 4966 South 298th Street, Auburn

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(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated 12/29/2019 – 00:35 hours PST