Ryan Reese, the son of a professional fire fighter, became a volunteer fire fighter at 16 and was hired at the age of 23 as a firefighter/paramedic. He works as a Captain and paramedic with Clark County Fire District 5 in Vancouver, Washington. Reese serves as President of Local 452, Vancouver. He was elected WSCFF 5th District Representative in 2018. He is the chairman of the WSCFF Public Relations Committee.