Swearing In and Badge Pinning - February 24, 2021
On February 11, 2021 Chief Tubbs announced the promotion of Zach Sweeney to the rank of Captain. Zach Sweeney will be filling the vacancy created by the promotion of Southern Marin Fire District Battalion Chief Golden.
The Captain position plays a vital role in our community. They are our direct connection with the local neighborhood and truly are our front-line ambassadors. The Captain plays an integral role to the fire station and emergency operations. They often respond as a single resource to their crew. We trust them in ensuring our values and mission are carried out to the highest standards possible. Our community will not call for our services if they do not trust and respect us. It's a heavy mantel to bare.
Captains are responsible for the safety of their crew and that is why training is so critical. They are also the first line of defense with regards to safety and the overall health culture in the fire stations.
Zach Sweeney was hired by the City of Mill Valley in 2013, and after a multiple step evaluation process, he was selected to fill the vacant captain's position. Zach will be a Captain at Station 9 for C-Shift.
Southern Marin Fire District is exceedingly proud of Zach and we are confident in his ability to take on this responsibility ensuring he can deliver the highest quality of service with professionalism and passion.
Captain Jason Golden was recently promoted to Battalion Chief on February 11, 2021. Battalion Chiefs are our most senior of shift command staff. They’re responsible for five stations and twenty one shift personnel. They are also responsible for approximately $25 billion dollars of property and assets over 25 square mile area, and a combined population of 41,000 people.
Battalion Chiefs are much like a conductor of an orchestra, carefully coordinating all the musicians to maintain a coordinated rhythm of resources to affect a specific outcome. Their role in coordinating all five stations and firefighters is critical to ensure our values and mission are carried out effectively.
Jason Golden was hired by Southern Marin Fire Protection District in 2004, and after a and after a multiple step evaluation process, he was selected to fill the vacant Battalion Chief’s position. Jason is assigned to Station 9 on C-Shift.
Southern Marin Fire District is exceedingly proud of Jason and we are confident in his ability to take on this new responsibility ensuring we deliver the highest quality of service with professionalism and compassion.