Camano Fire Chief Mike Ganz to retire Aug. 1

CAMANO ISLAND — Fire Chief Mike Ganz is retiring after 38 years as a firefighter.

The commissioners at Camano Island Fire and Rescue are working to hire a new chief.

Ganz joined the department about nine years ago.

He plans to retire Aug. 1. In a department news release, Ganz was described as a quiet, calm leader who cares deeply about the community.

Issaquah-based Prothman Co. was hired to conduct a chief search. An open house with five candidates is set for 7 p.m. Sunday at the Vista/Madrona fire station, 273 N. West Camano Drive.

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