Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Capital City Fire/Rescue has announced the promotion of Captain Travis Mead to Assistant Chief, effective July 8.
Mead began his career with CCFR in December 2001 as a Firefighter EMT.
"His passion and commitment to his craft are evident by his efforts with the Rope Rescue Team where he quickly rose from a team member to the team leader," said CCFR Chief Rich Etheridge in a social media post. "He has also been an active member of the local labor union, regularly coming to the table to work with his shift mates and administration. Travis has gradually risen in the organization, first to the rank of Engineer in 2014, then to the rank of Captain in 2015, where he has successfully lead B shift in the Valley for the last five years."
Mean also serves as CCFR’s Volunteer Coordinator. In 2015, Mead earned the statewide Ken Akerly Fire Service Leadership Award. In 2017, he was awarded the Emery Valentine Leadership Award for CCFR, as well as the Special Team Member of the Year in Juneau.
"Everyone at CCFR is thrilled to see Travis promoted to Assistant Chief," Etheridge said. "His enthusiasm and leadership will help carry CCFR into the future."