Fire Chief Ryan Shaughnessy
Chief Ryan Shaughnessy is a 22-year veteran of the Washington State fire service beginning his career in 1996 as a volunteer firefighter with Camano Island Fire and Rescue.
In his time with Camano Island, Shaughnessy served as a fulltime firefighter, Lieutenant and Captain. Chief Shaughnessy also served as an Assistant Chief with Snohomish County Fire District 21 before being appointed as District Chief of the Tulalip Bay Fire Department.
Along with being a firefighter and EMT, Shaughnessy’s focus has been in Marine Rescue helping teach and develop programs all around Washington, Oregon and British Columbia.
Chief Shaughnessy is married to his wife Jamie and has three children.
Deputy chief james reinhardt
Deputy Chief James Reinhardt is a 30-year veteran of Washington State’s Fire & EMS services. While still on active military duty, he received his EMT training in 1989. In 2000, he became an Advanced Life Support Paramedic and is a recent graduate of the Hennepin Community Paramedic Program. He is one of only a handful of Paramedics in Washington State to have completed this nationally recognized program.
Chief Reinhardt’s experience spans multiple roles and work environments. These include a Pediatric Mobile Intensive Care Unit, Providence Emergency Department and many years of Pre-Hospital care in five Washington State Counties. In addition to his role as a Firefighter/Paramedic, Reinhardt’s passion and focus is on Community Paramedicine, an innovative integration between Fire/EMS and other healthcare and social services that takes a proactive approach in keeping our most vulnerable citizens healthy and safe.
James is an artist in multiple mediums and a blacksmith. He has an art studio at his Camano Island home where he and his wife Myra live. They have two children.
Assistant Chief Chad Schmidt
Administrative Assistant Erin Bickford
Erin joined the Tulalip Bay Fire Department in November 2018 after 16 years as a Pharmacy technician.
Erin grew up on Camano Island where she currently lives with her husband Jared and 2 children. She is excited to be a part of the Tulalip Bay Fire staff and to serve the Tulalip community.