Ben Sharit

Ben Sharit, Fire Chief (Ret.)

Nevada State VP

Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District
PO Box 919
Zephyr Cove, Nevada 89448
(775) 588-3591

Chief Sharit started in the fire service 32 years ago as Volunteer Firefighter and private ambulance Paramedic in Oakland, CA. In 1985, he was hired as a Firefighter/Paramedic by Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District at Lake Tahoe, Nevada and has promoted through the ranks over the last 27 years. Tahoe Douglas Fire is located on the south and East shore of Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

Some of his collateral duties have included serving on the Lake Tahoe Community College Fire and Health Sciences Advisory Boards, Northern Nevada Fire Chief Association President 2012-Present, and Lake Tahoe Regional Fire Chiefs Association President 2012.

He has an AA degree in Fire Science from LTCC and a BS in Fire Administration from Cogswell Polytechnic College in 2009. He is married to his beautiful wife Kathy and they have 3 children and 7 grand-children.


Special Assignments and Community Service:

  • Pool/Pact Oversight Committee Board Member 2010 – present.
  • Douglas County TRIAD – Chairperson 2012.
  • LTCC Health and Fire Science Advisory Board 2003-present.
  • Tahoe Douglas Rotary Club
  • Northern Nevada Fire Chief’s Association – President 2013.
  • Multi Agency Committee (MAC) – Chairperson 2012.
  • LTCC Adjunct Instructor 2000-Present