The Yakima Fire Department now has a new Deputy Fire Chief. Jeremy Rodriguez, a 22-year employee of the department started his new job earlier this week. His primary job is overseeing support operations like fleet management, fire code inspection program, as well as facilities and apparatus maintenance. A news release from the city says the department operates with two deputy chiefs.
"YFD Deputy Fire Chief Patrick Reid was hired in October 2017. Rodriguez fills the deputy chief position previously held by Aaron Markham, who was promoted to Yakima Fire Chief in June 2018."
Rodriguez is a native of Southern California and worked for an ambulance company before becoming a firefighter in Yakima.