Long time volunteer firefighter Captain Brian Vick recently announced plans to step down from his leadership role at South Whidbey Fire/EMS. Vick plans to devote more time to personal pursuits including his family, and fulfillment of a dream to serve as a charter boat captain. He will continue to work for WhidbeyHealth EMS (Emergency Medical Service).

Prior to moving to South Whidbey, Vick worked in Oak Harbor where he served with Island County Fire District #2, which is now named North Whidbey Fire Rescue. On January 1, 2002 he joined South Whidbey Fire/EMS and quickly became a valued and widely respected member of the team, achieving the rank of Lieutenant, and ultimately Captain.

During his 14 years he proved himself capable of taking on numerous roles including serving as the technical rope rescue coordinator. He received several department awards and was an accomplished marine rescue team leader. He was also active in public equestrian rescue demonstrations.

Although the decision to step down as Captain has not been easy, he is optimistic about his own future and that of the department. What would he say to someone who is considering joining the team at South Whidbey Fire/EMS?

“It is a lot of fun to get to work with a group of people solving complex problems.”

Thank you Captain Vick for the thousands of hours you have contributed to the local community.