Meet the Chief

S. Cockrum

Eugene Springfield Fire Interim Chief

Scott Cockrum


With over 30 years of experience, Scott most recently served as the City of Lynnwood Fire Chief from 2014-2017. In that position, he oversaw emergency operations, community risk reduction, and completed a City/County merger of fire departments. Prior to that, Scott had a distinguished 26-year career with the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District. He began his career as a firefighter in 1989 and then worked as an Engineer, Arson Investigator, Fire Captain, Hazmat Team Coordinator, Helicopter Manager, Background Investigator, team member for the Urban Search & Rescue TF7 and was later assigned full-time to the Sacramento Area Homeland Security Fusion Center and FBI task force. He has served as a Battalion Chief, Assistant Chief, Public Information Officer, and finally Deputy Chief of Support Services. Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in Fire Science from Columbia Southern University and has extensive experience in multi-agency emergency management and deployed to15 National Level Wildland Emergency Incidents.