The Board of Fire Commissioners consists of three individuals residing within the boundaries of King County Fire District #45 who are elected by the voters. Their roles are to be the elected representatives of the citizens. They are responsible for seeing that the Fire Department is properly funded and is performing the necessary fire protection and life safety duties. They establish the policies, under which the members of the Department operate, determine the level of funding and communicate with the citizens on Department issues. They are elected to rotating 6 year terms.
The first Board of Commissioner’s was appointed in 1959 by the King County Board of Commissioners and consisted of Frank VanHulle, Chris Loutsis, and Jim Hunt. Subsequent individuals to serve as Fire Commissioners were:
Wayne Wollard Frank Hanold
Gene Kissinger Bob Gervenack
John Light Bruce Ansell
Randy Roeges Don MacKenzie
Larry Lydon Sandy Rowe
Daryl Sherfy Jean Lavasouer
Byron Byrne Kirk Nordlund
Bruce Smith John Vanhulle
Ernest Kissinger John Frazier
The Board of Fire Commissioners meet on the second Wednesday of each month. Meetings are held at 10am at King County Fire District #45 headquarters. The current Fire Commissioners are Jerry Smith, Harry Oestreich, and Mike Beard. The Commissioners bring broad, knowledgeable experience in many areas, most particularly fire protection and EMS.
Commissioner Smith - firstname.lastname@example.org
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