Ryan Scharnhorst

Ryan returned to Pullman in 2009 after working for a number of years in Wisconsin as a Firefighter/Paramedic. He served as Pullman Fire Department's Deputy Chief of Training for six years, where he oversaw all aspects of training before being promoted to his current position as Assistant Fire Chief and Chief Operations Officer in 2013.

Ryan possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, is a Washington State certified Paramedic, and serves as a Type 3 Planning Section Chief for the SE Washington Incident Management Team. Ryan is the past President of the Quad County Fire Chief’s Association and is currently enrolled in the National Fire Academy's Executive Fire Officer program.  

Any comments on department activities are warmly received and encouraged. Don't hesitate to get in touch with Ryan with any questions about what your fire department does, the services we provide, or to schedule a special event or citizen ride-along.  

Please be fire safe and shut your doors before you go to bed at night. It could save your life!

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