By Michelle Johnson, Captain
University Place, Wash. – On January 31, 2011 Dave Dupille, Assistant Chief, Fire Marshal, retired after 32 years of dedicated service with the University Place Fire Department.
Dave began his career with the University Place Fire Department in 1979. He has seen many changes in his years with the department and has held the positions of Firefighter, Paramedic and Lieutenant before promoting and becoming the Department’s and the City’s first Fire Marshal in 1998.
The City was recently incorporated and growing when Dave took his Fire Marshal position. Since the beginning, he has worked closely with the City to develop a program that works to prevent fires and increase the safety of our citizens and firefighters in University Place.
We all thank Chief Dupille for his years of service to our community.