Fire Executive Team

Fire Chief Mark Risen

Chief Risen

Fire Chief Mark Risen began his fire service career in 1979 as a firefighter at the Trident Submarine Base. In January 1983 he was hired by the Bellevue Fire Department where he rose through the ranks to Fire Chief. During the past 34 years he has served in various capacities including Commander of the Supply & Maintenance Division, Commander of the Training Division and Deputy Chief of both the Bureau of Support Services and Bureau of Operations. While Deputy Chief, he was asked to serve as the Interim Fire Chief for Woodinville Fire & Life Safety for a 6 month period as they searched for a new Fire Chief. Chief Risen is known for his strategic regional vision and collaborative team building, and was a key individual in the establishment of the East Metro Training Group. Chief Risen was appointed Interim Fire Chief in June 2014 and Fire Chief in April 2015.

Deputy Chief Todd Dickerboom

Deputy Chief Dickerboom

Deputy Chief Todd Dickerboom was hired January of 1985 and has served the citizens of Bellevue for the past 32 years. Chief Dickerboom's passion for the department led him to serve as the department's Public Information Officer for 4.5 years. Since that time Chief Dickerboom has served in various capacities including Captain of Station 9, and Battalion Chief of A Platoon.

Chief Dickerboom was promoted to Deputy Chief in December 2016 and oversees the Bureau of Support Services which houses our Training Division and Supply & Maintenance Division, 

Deputy Chief Andy Adolfson

Chief Moulton

Deputy Chief Adolfson has been in the fire service since 1981, serving with four other fire agencies prior to becoming a Bellevue firefighter in 1988, completing paramedic training in 1991 and successfully promoting through the ranks.  During his tenure, and outside of his normal duties, he has served as an educator, policy maker and interagency liaison with regional fire and police agencies.  One of the hallmarks of Battalion Chief Adolfson’ s philosophy is to continually seek to improve the delivery of services to the communities his organization serves by using proven concepts but also being open to innovative ideas. Chief Adolfson currently serves as the Deputy Chief of our Operations Bureau.


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