Lakewood, Wash. – August 1, 2009 was a date Lakewood Fire District 2 and Assistant Chief Greg Hull will never forget. This noted Chief Hull’s 40th anniversary with Lakewood Fire, an anniversary no other employee has celebrated.
Greg Hull grew up in the area and graduated from Clover Park High School in 1965. He started at Lakewood Fire District 2 on August 1, 1969 and worked his way through the ranks. He received his Associate Degree in Fire Command from Fort Steilacoom Community College in 1974 while working as an Acting Lieutenant. He was promoted to Lieutenant January 1st of the following year. He also served as a Battalion Chief for 23 years before being promoted to Assistant Chief of Operations in 2007. Greg is an active member of the First Lion’s Club and is very proud to say that he has lived and worked in Lakewood his entire life.
When Greg started at Lakewood Fire, the department looked quite different than it does today. At that time, there were just 24 full-time firefighters, while today there are 109. In 1969, crews ran approximately 650 calls per year, while today it is nearly 10,000.
Greg has seen Lakewood Fire District 2 change vastly through the last 40 years and is greatly appreciated for his hard work and dedication. He is supported by his loving wife, Louise, six children, and eleven grandchildren.