Steve Hostetter, Local 2819 Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue, retired as a Battalion Chief in May of 2017, though he considers himself a fire service brother for life. During Steve’s career, the Central Kitsap department grew from just 15 to 77 professional fire fighters. Since graduating from the University of Puget Sound with a business degree at age 21, Steve has had an interest in saving, investing, and retirement strategies and is passionate about sharing his wisdom with, in his words, “any poor soul I can corner.”
In retirement, Steve has remained active in his community, enjoys time with family, and continues to stay connected with his Fire Department brothers and sisters.
Steve was appointed to the initial WSCFF Retirees Association Board in March 2020 and elected in 2022. He is a LEOFF Plan 2 retiree.