Assistant Chief Scott Adams
Scott joined the department in 1978 as a volunteer firefighter. In 1981 he became one of the original six full-time firefighters hired by the department to provide 24-hour per day staffing.
Scott became a Captain in 1982, then promoted to Assistant Fire Chief in 1985. Scott has served as the Assistant Fire Chief under every full-time Fire Chief that Layton City Fire Department has had. (Chief John H. Adams, Chief Allan H. Peek and Chief Kevin Ward).
Scott has been an influencing factor in much of the department’s growth. He has long been an avid supporter of fire service based emergency medical services (EMS). During his tenure the department developed the original first responder EMS program in the early 1980’s, began ambulance operations in 1994, and obtained the paramedic program in 2001.
Over the years Scott has participated in developing many of the specifications for the apparatus we operate today. He was closely involved in construction process of Stations #51 and #52.
As Assistant Chief, Scott is responsible for daily fire department operations and directly supervises the department’s four battalion chiefs. Although most of Scott’s work is done behind the scenes, he also responds on structure fires and major EMS incidents to assist the Incident Commander as part of the command staff.