Ryan came to Mason County Fire District 2 in 2002 as a volunteer firefighter and was hired on as a Paramedic/Firefighter in 2003. In 2007 Ryan was promoted to Lieutenant and in 2010 he was promoted to Captain which is the position he currently holds. Ryan has a Bachelor’s degree in Emergency Medical Services from Central Washington University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington. Ryan was born and raised in Kitsap County and currently lives in Bremerton with his wife and three children.
Jordan Reese grew up in Rockford, Illinois and went to college at Illinois State University where he got his degree in Business Administration. After college, he joined the United States Marine Corps as an Infantry Officer. During his five years of active duty, Jordan completed two combat tours to Iraq and one training deployment to South Korea. After getting out of the military in 2008, Jordan moved to Seattle and began looking for his next career. He was drawn to the fire service and was hired on with Mason County Fire District #2 in September of 2008. In July of 2010, he was promoted to the position of Lieutenant and then to Captain a year later. In 2013, Jordan completed his work for an Executive Masters in Public Administration through the University of Washington. He currently resides in Gig Harbor, Washington with his growing family.
Carl Ehresman grew up in Upstate New York, moving to Washington state in the mid 1980s. After high school, he completed his Bachelor of Science in Human Biology as well as his Doctor of Chiropractic. He moved to Belfair in 1997, joining the fire department as a volunteer in 1999. He was promoted to career captain in March of 2007. Carl and his family live locally and he enjoys serving the community in which he lives.
Starting his career in 1995 Jeromy Hicks began at Tukwila Fire Department as an Explorer Scout. Under the age of 18, he was not able to function as a full firefighter until joining Black Diamond Fire Department in 1997. While continuing his career goal of becoming a Firefighter Jeromy attended EMT class with King County EMS and was employed with TriMed Ambulance. In early 1999 Jeromy applied and was accepted as a Resident Firefighter at Mason County Fire District 2 were he, in the same year, completed the career fire academy at Bates Technical College. Moving right to Paramedic School and successfully completing over 3000 hours of training Jeromy was offered full-time employment with Mason County Fire District 2 in 2001. He currently holds numerous National and State Certifications in Firefighting, Paramedics, Incident Command, Fire Investigation, Fire Inspection, Leadership, and Tactics. In September of 2005, Jeromy was offered a transfer to the Fire Prevention Office to conduct Fire Inspections and Community Outreach. In 2006 he attended the National Fire Academy’s Fire Investigation course offered by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tabacco, and Firearms. After Successful completion of the course, Jeromy returned an additional two times for other related courses in Courtroom Testimony and Interview and Interrogation. He currently is one of two Tier 3 Fire Investigators in Mason County and holds National Certifications from both National Fire and Explosion Investigators (NAFI) and National Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI). Additionally, he holds certifications from the International Code Council in Fire Inspector 1 and 2, Fire Plans Reviewer, and Certified Building Official. In 2011 Jeromy was promoted to the rank of Captain. He is continuing his education at Bellevue Community College with hopes to finish his Bachelor’s Degree at Eastern Oregon University. Amongst all, he is proud to call Belfair his home. He currently lives here with his wife Jenna, and two boys Cohen and Blake.