Dennis grew up on his family's farm in George, WA. At just 16, he joined Grant County Fire District #3, an early exposure to the fire service that sparked his interest in pursuing a career as a firefighter.
In 1982, he enrolled in the firefighter program at Bates, allowing him to further enhance his skills and knowledge in firefighting. Additionally, he had the opportunity to serve as a resident firefighter at KCFD 25, which is now a part of the Renton Fire Department.
In 1984, he was hired by the Kent Fire Department, which later became the Puget Sound Fire RFA.
After dedicating 35 years to Puget Sound Fire, Dennis made the difficult decision to retire. However, his passion for the fire service and commitment to his community remain strong and he's eager to continue serving in a different capacity, as a Fire Commissioner with our agency.
6 Year Term: 01/01/2024 - 12/31/2029