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Steve Heitman - Renton Regional Fire Authority

Steve Heitman

Fire Chief
Renton Regional Fire Authority
(425) 276-9500


Steve Heitman was the Fire Chief for the Mercer Island Fire Department for 6 years prior to coming to Renton RFA. He started his fire service career there in 2001 and holds three Associates degrees, a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Safety Administration, and a Master of Arts degree in Security Studies from the Naval Post Graduate School. In addition, he earned his Executive Fire Officer (EFO) in 2012 and his Chief Fire Officer (CFO) in 2013. His Master’s thesis was titled, “Suicide in the Fire Service: Saving the Lives of Firefighters.” He is also a military veteran, serving with the 2nd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment from 1987-1990, and was honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant. He and his wife Darla have three children: Dylan, Karly and Claire. In his spare time, he enjoys woodworking, playing golf, hiking, camping, reading, and working around his home and property.