Operations & Personnel 

Organizational Structure & Assignments 

Assistant Fire Chief

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Assistant Chief Larry Creekmore is primarily responsible for Operations and Training. Chief Creekmore started his professional career in 1983 with South Kitsap Fire. He has been with the DuPont Fire Department for 17 years, as of 2022. Chief Creekmore is a former Fire Chief in DuPont and in addition to his current administrative duties, he serves as a first-line responder when needed.

The fire chief and assistant fire chief work a 40-hour work week. The fire chief currently works 5 - 8 hour days and the assistant fire chief works 4 - 10 hour days. The fire marshal is a part-time position and flexes his hours according to projects and obligations.  The captains/firefighters work 24-hour shifts on a 48/96 pattern. For example, if a shift starts at 8:00am on Monday, the firefighters remain on duty and ready until Wednesday morning at 8:00am (48 hours), then they are off duty for 96 hours (4 days). This equates to a 56 hour work week.

The fire station is fully equipped to provide for the crews during their shift. The station has all the amenities of home; a kitchen, living room, bedrooms, bathrooms, exercise equipment, etc. Every time a call is dispatched, the station has an audible alarm system, which turns on the lights and shuts off the gas/electricity to the kitchen appliances. So no matter if the crew is outside working/training, cooking or sleeping, they will be notified of the call so they can respond timely and efficiently.


Captains in DuPont operate with three shifts which include one captain assigned to each shift. Each Captain is assigned the following primary areas of responsibility: EMS, Public Education/Reserve Program Facilities, and Equipment. Aside from being a primary EMS training program coordinator, the EMS Captain establishes accountability for completion of required training and Recertification. The Facility Captain is responsible for building maintenance to include inspections, safety, record-keeping and scheduling. The Equipment Captain is responsible for assessing equipment condition, needs, developing inventories, accountability, and equipment maintenance and repair. The Public Education/Reserve Program Captain is responsible for coordinating Public Education events and recruitment and intimal training of Reserve members. Captains also conduct personnel evaluations for firefighters on their shift. For EMS calls, the Captains are the primary triage officer and are responsible for establishing a treatment plan. For fire suppression calls, the Captains are responsible for making strategy and tactical decisions for containment and extinguishment. All of the Captains are Certified Incident Command Officers and, at all times, the Captains are the primary Safety Officer for the Fire Department personnel as required by law.

A - Shift

Captain Tim Holen - tholen@dupontwa.gov

B - Shift

Captain Josh Tinsley - jotinsley@dupontwa.gov

C - Shift

Captain Kelly Reynolds - kreynolds@dupontwa.gov


All firefighters must have Firefighter 1 certification, EMT or Paramedic (PM) certifications, be driver/pump operator-qualified and need to be able to perform in the Captain's position if staffing requires. In addition to emergency medical and fire suppression responses, firefighters must be qualified for business and sprinkler inspections. They are also expected to represent the department at community events and be able to instruct for various public education classes.

A - Shift

FF/EMT Josh Billings - jbillings@dupontwa.gov

FF/EMT Ryan Holbrook - rholbrook@dupontwa.gov

FF/PM - Vacant

B - Shift

FF/EMT Travis Sherman - tsherman@dupontwa.gov

FF/EMT Jon Roberts - jroberts@dupontwa.gov

FF/PM Ray Waliany - Rwaliany@dupontwa.gov

C - Shift

FF/EMT AL Gasak - agasak@dupontwa.gov

FF/EMT Zach Howard - zhoward@dupontwa.gov

FF/PM - Vacant