With over 30 years of experience, Scott most recently served as the City of Lynnwood Fire Chief from 2014-2017. In that position, he oversaw emergency operations, community risk reduction, and completed a City/County merger of fire departments. Prior to that, Scott had a distinguished 26-year career with the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District. He began his career as a firefighter in 1989 and then worked as an Engineer, Arson Investigator, Fire Captain, Hazmat Team Coordinator, Helicopter Manager, Background Investigator, team member for the Urban Search & Rescue TF7 and was later assigned full-time to the Sacramento Area Homeland Security Fusion Center and FBI task force. He has served as a Battalion Chief, Assistant Chief, Public Information Officer, and finally Deputy Chief of Support Services. Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University and has extensive experience in multi-agency emergency management and deployed to15 National Level Wildland Emergency Incidents.