1989: Steve Chinn became volunteer firefighter in Gardiner, Jefferson County District 5
1993: Chinn moved to Sequim and joined the volunteer program.
1994: Became an EMT.
1997: Deployed to eastern Washington for state wildland fire mobilization.
1997-2014: Continued to fight wildland fires in Washington, Oregon and California. He served as a firefighter, engine boss, strike team leader, and medical unit leader.
1997-2012: President of the Volunteer Association.
199?: Promoted to lieutenant within the volunteer program.
1997 and 2006: Named Firefighter of the Year for District 3.
20??: Promoted to captain within the volunteer program.
2009-2014: Served as Volunteer Coordinator for District 3.