Interim Fire Chief Clark will retire at the end of the year

Mercer Island’s Interim Fire Chief Jeff Clark, who also serves as chief of Eastside Fire and Rescue (EFR), will retire at the end of the year, according to City Manager Jessi Bon.

The city contracts with EFR to provide interim fire chief and interim deputy fire chief services to the Island. Clark has led the Mercer Island Fire Department for the last year and a half.

The EFR board has appointed assistant chief Ben Lane as the next chief for the two departments.