WFC Position 2

Steve Heitman

Position: Position 2
Organization: Renton Regional Fire Authority
Business Phone: 425-276-9501

Bio: Steve Heitman is the Fire Chief of the Renton Regional Fire Authority.  Prior to that he was the Fire Chief of the Mercer Island Fire Department for 6+ years, where he started his career in 2001.  He has a master’s degree from the Center for Homeland Defense & Security at the Naval Post Graduate School, which he earned in 2016. His Master’s thesis was titled, “Suicide in the Fire Service: Saving the Lives of Firefighters.”   He is also a military veteran, serving with the 2ndBattalion, 75th Ranger Regiment from 1987-1990, and was recalled for Desert Storm. He was honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant.  Chief Heitman is a member on the IAFC Terrorism & Homeland Security Committee, the KCFCA E-Board (Treasurer), Operations Chair of the Valley Communications Center (VCC) Board, Z3 Fire Liaison for the VCC Administrative Board, and is the current chair of the South King County Fire Training Consortium.

WFC Motto:
To Serve Educate & Lead

WFC Mission:
Providing leadership through service, education and advocacy.