Camano Island fire chief resigns

Michael Schick served as fire chief since 2014. An assistant chief will take over in the interim.

Michael Schick

Michael Schick

CAMANO ISLAND — The Camano Island fire chief has resigned.

Michael Schick, a former deputy fire chief in a suburb of Denver, returned to his home state of Washington, to become the chief on the island in 2014.

“I saw Camano was looking for a chief and thought, ‘Here’s my dream fire department,’ ” he said when he was appointed.

He stepped down at a board meeting this month.

“Citing personal and professional reasons, Chief Schick and his wife are looking forward to a change in location and to pursue other employment opportunities within the fire service,” the fire district announced this week.

Assistant Chief Craig Helgeland will serve as interim acting chief.

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