Battalion Chief Michael Ryan retires from Shoreline Fire

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Battalion Chief Michael Ryan
Battalion Chief Michael Ryan worked his last shift of an over 27 year career on Thursday. 

After a distinguished military career as a Navy diver, Michael took a firefighting position with Snohomish County Airport Fire Department in 1992. Two years later, he was hired with Shoreline Fire Department in June 1994.

After being with the department for only four years, Michael was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and spent eight years serving in that role.

In 2006, Michael was promoted to Battalion Chief where he has proudly served for the past 13 years.

During his tenure, Michael was also an active member of the Shoreline Technical Rescue Team, which included a high-angle rescue of a parachuter at the Crista Radio Tower in August 2003.

(See Washington Firefighters Perform High Angle Rescue for the story of the dramatic rescue)

Michael has served as a program lead instructor for the water and ice rescue programs, and as the department’s Training Officer.

His years of experience as a shift commander will be missed by us all. 
Best of luck, BC Ryan!


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