David Washington, was the first African American fire chief for the City of Las Vegas. He began his career with the city of Las Vegas as a firefighter in 1974 and has since steadily progressed through the ranks. He has served in various capacities, including the community relations specialist, fire administration officer (Captain), Fire training officer (Captain), acting training chief, as well as battalion chief for both training and support services. Prior to being named interim fire chief, he served as the deputy chief/fire marshal. Dave received his associate of arts degree In 1981, from the Community College of Southern Nevada. He Is a 1997 graduate of Leadership Las Vegas and continues his education today by taking containing education courses and special training classes. In addition, served as an adjunct instructor and is currently a Director/President/CEO for the Carl Holmes Executive Development Institute at Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He Is a member of several professional associations such as the; Metropolitan Fire Chiefs, IABPFF and IAFC. Currently with Metropolitan Police Department Multi-Cultural Committee, Black Business Council, Community Development Programs' Center of Nevada, Carl Holmes EDI, American Legion Post @ 10 and Economic Opportunity Board of Clark County.