09/18/2018: "New Chief For SJIFD"
(Sauvie Island FD photo)
San Juan Island Fire Department commissioners have picked Chief Novin Collins as their new leader. Commissioner Chair Bob Jarman said that after the one-on-one interviews it was obvious that Chief Collins was a good fit for the department.
Collins was one of five candidates for the job.
Novin Collins is currently the chief of the Sauvie Island fire department, and in addition to his training and leadership experience as a fireman, he also holds a paramedic license and has 20 certifications, including active experience as a trainer, and a masters degree in Organizational Leadership, with honors. Collins is a Navy veteran, who served as a Hospital and Combat Corpsman, as well as an instructor, holding the rank of Petty Officer First Class.
The commissioners have signed a letter offering him the job, and have approved a draft contract to be sent to him for his review. The offered base salary is $120,000.00.