A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hood River in
Appreciation of Departing Fire Chief Devon Wells

WHEREAS, Fire Chief Devon Wells has devoted his time, talents and energy to the Hood River Fire Service for more than sixteen years and has announced his departure effective September 2, 2016; and

WHEREAS, Chief Wells began his career as the Hood River Fire Marshall in 2000, promoted to Engineer, Firefighter, EMT in 2003, promoted to Fire Lieutenant in 2004, promoted to Assistant Fire Chief in 2005 and in 2009 promoted to Fire Chief, a position he has served with distinction until his forthcoming departure; and

WHEREAS, in 2012 Chief Wells served as Fire Chief for the City of Cascade Locks under an intergovernmental agreement between Hood River and Cascade Locks; and

WHEREAS, Chief Wells has distinguished himself by working tirelessly to achieve the highest standards of performance for the Hood River Fire Department including serving as the First Vice President of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors and is a member of the National Fire Protection Association 1700 Committee on the fundamentals of fire control; and

WHEREAS, Chief Wells is a graduate of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program; and

WHEREAS, it is appropriate at this time to highlight these achievements and contributions by Chief Wells to the Fire Service of Hood River specifically and public safety for the community of Hood River generally.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED  that the City Council of the City of Hood River does hereby thank and commend Hood River Fire Chief Devon Wells for more than 16 years of dedicated, distinguished and unselfish service to the citizens, businesses and tourists visiting Hood River in his service with the Hood River Fire Department, and the City Council wishes him success in all of his future endeavors. 

Passed, Approved, and Adopted the 22nd day of August, 2016.


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Jennifer Gray, City Recorder                                            Paul Blackburn, Mayor