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Nick Swinhart

Nick Swinhart
Position: Position 6 
Organization: Camas-Washougal Fire Department
Business Phone: (360) 834-2262

Bio: Nick Swinhart was hired as the Fire Chief of the Camas-Washougal Fire Department on July 5th, 2011 and appointed as the Fire Chief of East County Fire and Rescue in November of 2016 through an administrative sharing agreement.  He was born and raised in Washington state and started in the fire service in 1989 as a volunteer firefighter in his hometown of Montesano. He became a paramedic in 1992 and spent most of his career with the Aberdeen Fire Department. In 2009 Swinhart was hired as the fire chief of Watertown, South Dakota, where he was also the president of the South Dakota Fire Chiefs Association. In 2011 he returned home to Washington as the fire chief of the Camas-Washougal Fire Department.

Chief Swinhart earned an Associates Degree in Emergency Medical Services from Tacoma Community College and a Bachelors Degree in Emergency Medical Services Management from the George Washington University. He is a graduate of the National Fire Academy's Executive Fire Officer Program and has earned the Chief Fire Officer designation by The Center for Public Safety Excellence.

In his spare time, Nick is a runner and mountain climber, having been a member of expeditions to Antarctica, Russia, Africa, and South America. He, his wife Anna, and their daughters make their home in Camas.

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Posted: Jul 21, 2015,
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