Henderson Fire

Meet the Chief

Shawn WhiteShawn White

Fire Chief


Office Telephone: (702) 267-2222
Office Fax: (702) 267-2223
E-Mail: Shawn.White@cityofhenderson.com

Professional Biography:

Chief Shawn White was selected as the 11th city of Henderson Fire Chief in September 2017. He started with the city in July 1999 as a firefighter/paramedic, advancing to captain, battalion chief and deputy chief. Committed to providing exceptional emergency response and mitigation, Chief White has provided central leadership in the development of outstanding operational systems and curriculum for the Henderson Fire Department. These programs have influenced many other departments in the region. Respected as a committed expert to the mission of the fire service, Chief White remains focused on protecting the lives and relationships of the citizens of Henderson.

While Shawn served as a deputy chief, the city of Henderson Fire Department became the first triple accredited fire department in the country. Henderson Fire maintains accreditation through the Commission on Fire Accreditation (CFAI), the Commission of Ambulance Services (CAAS) and the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP).

Chief White began his fire service career in 1989 for the Albuquerque Fire Department. He advanced through the ranks from firefighter/paramedic, to engineer, to lieutenant. He worked for Albuquerque Fire Department for 10 years prior to joining the Henderson Fire Department in 1999.

Shawn and his wife Kim have been married for 31 years and raised three daughters in the community. They currently enjoy time off with their four grandchildren.

Chief White holds a bachelor’s degree in fire science.