Battalion Chief Jobie Gause's journey from Baltimore, MD, to Oak Harbor, WA in January 2024, has been marked by a decade of unwavering commitment to the fire service. Before settling into Oak Harbor, WA, he resided in Sunnyside, WA leading the training initiatives at Grandview Fire Department.
Rooted in faith, family, and the fire service, he brings a wealth of experience and numerous certifications to his role, such as Airport Fire Fighter, Confined Space Technical Rescuer I/II, Driver/Operator of Fire Apparatus Equipped with a Tiller/Fire Pump, Fire Fighter I/II, Fire Inspector III, Fire Officer IV, Hazmat Awareness and Operations, Incident Safety Officer for Fire Suppression and Technical Rescue, and Vehicle Technical Rescuer I/II. Battalion Chief Gause, a devoted family man, is the proud father of two daughters and belongs to a large extended family. This deep connection with family reinforces his belief in the importance of keeping the fire alive within oneself.
For him, training is not just a duty but the key to success and the foundation for building enduring relationships. As he guides and inspires those under his leadership, Battalion Chief Gause strives to be a symbol of dedication, resilience, and passion within the firefighting community.