Press Release: Redmond Appoints New Fire Chief

Press Release

Redmond Appoints New Fire Chief

January 20, 2021

Lisa Maher
Communications & Marketing Manager

REDMOND, WA - At last night’s meeting, the Redmond City Council approved Mayor Angela Birney’s appointment of Adrian Sheppard as the City of Redmond’s new Fire Chief.

“Chief Sheppard brings extensive fire service knowledge, public safety background, professional expertise, and leadership skills to his new role at the City of Redmond,” states Mayor Birney. “I am confident Sheppard’s proven track record and many successes will carry over to his work at the City and prove to be an asset to our community.”

Sheppard is a 24-year member of the fire service and a retired Air Force Officer. He began his career in Oakland, CA, before heading to Richmond, CA in 2014 to serve as Fire Chief. Sheppard received his bachelor’s degree in aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, a master’s degree in disaster preparedness from Grand Canyon University, and a master’s in security studies from the Naval Postgraduate School. His first day at the City of Redmond is scheduled for Monday, February 1.

“I am humbled to be chosen to serve as Redmond's next Fire Chief,” states Chief Sheppard. “The Redmond Fire Department has strong community relationships. I look forward to working closely with the Redmond Fire Department members and the City's leadership team to continue the commitment to providing excellent service to the Redmond community.”

For questions and more information, contact Lisa Maher, Communications & Marketing Manager, at or 425-556-2427. This press release is available on


Chief Adrian Sheppard

City of Redmond Fire Chief, Adrian Sheppard
Photo Courtesy of the City of Redmond