Department News

Chief Schmitt Sworn In

Fire Chief David Schmitt was joined by his family Tuesday night to be sworn in as our newest Administrative Fire Chief.

Chief Schmitt comes to us from the Burbank, CA Fire Department by way of the Bremerton Fire Department. He served 31 years in Burbank.

He also was a Master Instructor in the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Fire Ground Survival Development Committee. He has an Engineering Major from UCLA, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire and Emergency Management from Kaplan University.

He and his family live near Battle Ground. “I feel really blessed to have the opportunity to work with a fantastic group of individuals who care about the community and each other.”