Jerry Hughes Promoted to Battalion Chief

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An event that took place in March of 1989, still feels like yesterday for Battalion Chief, Jerry Hughes. 

"I’ll never forget the initial job offer from Fire Chief Richard Duncan. I was a sophomore in college, a resident firefighter, and working hard to make ends meet; his phone call came at the perfect time,” Hughes shares. 

BC Hughes graciously accepted a position with Bothell Fire Department, and now, almost 31-years-later, we are honored to announce that Jerry has been promoted to Battalion Chief. For those who know Jerry, this is no surprise. During his tenure with Bothell Fire Department, BC Hughes has made a significant impact.  


In 2001, BC Hughes deployed to Ground Zero in New York to assist in 9/11 recovery efforts, and over the years, he has provided exceptional service to the community. Some of his most memorable and favorite calls are four different baby deliveries, and a number of cardiac arrest saves. 


“One of the most gratifying experiences is having an individual thank you for saving their life."

In addition to providing exemplary emergency services to Bothell, BC Hughes has also been an outstanding leader for the department. He has and continues to lead with integrity, professionalism and compassion. Jerry is already enjoying his new role as Battalion Chief and says what he looks forward to most is giving back to the department and the community, and sharing his knowledge, skills and abilities with fellow first responders.  


BC Hughes will be graduating from Seattle University with a Masters Degree in Public Administration in 2021, and is already leveraging his knowledge to improve processes and make the agency more efficient overall. What BC Hughes loves most about being in the fire service is “helping others in their time of need” and the camaraderie that comes with being a responder.   


“We live, learn and grow with each other; the bond we build is strong and everlasting.”  


Please join us in congratulating Battalion Chief, Jerry Hughes on this exciting new chapter in his career! We have no doubt that he will continue to do amazing work!