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 6 in Vancouver, Washington. Reese serves as President of Local 452, Vancouver. He was elected WSCFF District Representative in 2018, and represents the WSCFF 1st District. He is the chairman of the WSCFF Public Relations Committee.