Brian VanCamp has been a member of the South Bay Fire Department since 1973. He promoted through the ranks of the District from volunteer Firefighter to Deputy Chief, before being appointed as volunteer Fire Chief in 1996. In 1999 he was hired as the District’s first full-time career Fire Chief.
Chief VanCamp was instrumental in the development of the Thurston Fire & Rescue Training Consortium and currently serves as the Past-President of the Thurston County Association of Fire Chiefs. He is also a member of the South Puget Sound Community College Fire & Emergency Services Technology Advisory Board and the Thurston County Medic One Operations Committee.
Brian is a graduate of Washington State University, the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer program and has received the Chief Fire Officer Designation. He is married and has one daughter and a grandson.