Meet the Fire Chief
Chief Blue oversees all functions and bureaus of the Vancouver Fire Department. Chief Blue is the Chief Fire Administrator and has overall responsibility for all operational and administrative functions of the department.
- Emergency Operations Division
- Administration Division
- Fire Marshall’s Office Division
- Support Services and Strategic Planning Division
Chief Blue is a 34-year fire service veteran who prior to Vancouver, served in the California Fire Service, mostly in Southern California.
Education/Credentials: Chief Blue holds his bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership from Bellevue University. Chief Blue holds multiple national incident management qualifications including, Incident Commander, Operations Chief, Safety Officer, Agency Representative, Liaison Officer, and Agency Administrator. Chief Blue holds many fire service certifications and has extensive experience commanding a variety of complex incidents and natural and manufactured disasters.