Dr. Allen D. "Al" Church, EdD. is the Fire Chief Administrator for South King Fire and Rescue, serving the citizens of Federal Way and Des Moines. Al also serves on the Washington Fire Chiefs Board of Directors as immediate Past President and longtime Legislative Chair. Al has been in the fire service for nearly 37 years, with 36 of those years spent with Federal Way/South King Fire. He has held every rank/position in the fire department, including Fire Chief/Administrator for the past 13 years. On a professional level, Al has earned five (5) educational degrees including his Doctorate in Education with a focus on Organizational Leadership. He is certified/designated as a Chief Fire officer (CFO) and completed the Executive Fire Officer program (EFO). He has been a chief officer since March of 1986, having held every rank within South King Fire & Rescue. He has been involved with budgeting and finance since 1986, working with fire districts, municipalities, and fire authoriti

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