Welcome Chief Nick Swinhart
Fire Chief Dominick Swinhart began his career in the fire service in 1989. He spent most of his operational career as a Firefighter/Paramedic with the Aberdeen (WA) Fire Department. He was hired as the Fire Chief of the Watertown Fire Department in South Dakota in 2009, where he also served as the President of the South Dakota Fire Chiefs. In 2011 he came back home to Washington as the Fire Chief of the Camas-Washougal Fire Department where he coordinated the department's service merger. Chief Swinhart has a bachelor's degree in EMS Management from George Washington University, an associate degree in EMS from Tacoma Community College, and he is a graduate of the National Fire Academy's Executive Officer Program. In his spare time, he enjoys tennis, kayaking, and traveling. He has participated in mountain climbing expeditions throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, and Antarctica.