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Wed, May 13



May 13th Virtual Chamber Luncheon with Guest Speaker Jay Hagen, Fire Chief

Fire Chief Hagan is taking time out to talk with the Newcastle Chamber during COVID-19 emergency responses.

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May 13th Virtual Chamber Luncheon with Guest Speaker Jay Hagen, Fire Chief
May 13th Virtual Chamber Luncheon with Guest Speaker Jay Hagen, Fire Chief

Time & Location

May 13, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM



About the event

Chief Hagen will be preparing a PPT regarding the department’s response to COVID-19 to include a time line, the major challenges/hurdles faced, the financial impacts, and how life has changed in the stations.

This luncheon will be held virtually, but we encourage you to order lunch from Tapatio Mexican Grill,  where we have held our monthly luncheons for many years. Mention the Newcastle Chamber luncheon when placing your order and receive a $5.00 discount. Yep, lunch will partially be on us! 

There is no fee to attend the virtual luncheon; however, you must RSVP in order to receive the Microsoft Teams Webinar meeting link.

About our Speaker

A member of the fire service since 1986, Chief Hagen joined the Bellevue Fire Department in May of 2018 after an extensive nationwide search.

Chief Hagen began his career as a firefighter in Missoula, Montana. Shortly thereafter he joined the ranks of the Seattle Fire Department where he rose through the ranks to Assistant Chief of their Operations Division responsible for supervising approximately 1,000 firefighters. During his thirty-year career as a first responder he has been assigned to various divisions and has extensive experience with Operations, Fire Prevention, Training, and Administration. 

Chief Hagen is a 2002 graduate of the University of Montana where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communications and Business Management. In March of 2006 he earned a Master of Arts degree in Homeland Security and Defense from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. In addition, in 2007 he spent a year in Washington, D.C. representing the Center for Homeland Defense and Security as a Senior Research Fellow on behalf of state and local first responders. Jay supported the federal grants process at FEMA’s Office of Grants and Training. He has also previously served as Chair of the Interagency Board. 

Chief Hagen is civic minded and has been actively involved with Code4NW First Responders Suicide Prevention Hotline, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Firefighter Stair climb, the Muscular Dystrophy Association “Fill the Boot” Campaign, and the Medic One Foundation. 

Jay and his wife Theresa live in Newcastle. They enjoy entertaining, travel, and spending time with their two adult daughters.


  • Newcastle Chamber Member

  • First-time Guest

  • Non-Members & Returning Guests

  • Sustaining Member

  • Organization Employee




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