Chief Wayne Senter

Wayne Senter is the Fire Chief of South Kitsap Fire and Rescue in Washington State. He has been in the fire service since 1979 when he started as a Firefighter/EMT for the city of Auburn Washington. Previous to his current position he has served as an Assistant Fire Chief of Support Services, Battalion Chief-Fire Marshal, Public Information Officer, Fire Inspector/Investigator and Plans Examiner. Chief Senter earned an ATA in Fire Command Administration in 1985 from Edmonds Community College and a BS in Post-Secondary Education in 1997 at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He was the first District Chief in Washington to earn the Chief Fire Officer designation and is an active peer reviewer for designation and accreditation through the Center for Public Safety Excellence. Chief Senter has developed and delivered fire prevention and leadership presentations locally and internationally. Chief Senter is a founding Board member and Past-President of the IAFC Fire and Life Safety Section, President of the Washington Fire Chiefs, Immediate Past President of the Kitsap County Fire Chiefs and a member of the Underwriters Laboratory Fire Council. Wayne and Kim have been married for 28 years and have raised three children; Aaron, Craig and Chelsea.


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