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Clallam, Jefferson Fire District 1 Commissioner Position No. 1

6-year term; No salary. A Fire District is responsible for fire response and containment and for emergency medical services. The commission sets the general policies of the district, which are implemented by the hired professional fire chief and fire district personnel. One of commission's main duties is the adoption of the district's budget and proposal of any fire levies to be placed on the ballot to the people. The commission sets policies and approves all spending via the budget, whether for operations or capital items or public facility maintenance and improvements. The council also sets salaries for district employees.
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    Jodi Riker (NP) Retired EMT

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Mailing Address Po Box 562
Beaver, WA 98305
Phone (253) 293-5643
Email ElectJodi@AOL.COM
Town where you live Beaver
Experience (300 characters max) Retired EMT -firefighter ambulance services, Volunteer Fire Departments, the Forest Service (wild-land fire fighter) and county governments President of the White River Valley Citizens Corps Council, covering King , Pierce County and tribal lands. American Red Cross over 35 years. Thurston County.
I am the product of a military family and come from a long line of first responders, believing that emergency medical and disaster response is part of my responsibility in my community. I am proud that my sons have followed in the family tradition dating back to my great grandmother and grandmother who rolled bandages and gave medical training to new mothers. I am too old to be a firefighter. But by nature and skill set, I would support and to protect our fire district. A 6 year commitment as your commissioner my responsibilities are to the public protection of life and property. My job would be to budget, establishing policies in operations goals with training and equipment whenever possible. Supporting and respecting the Fire Departments chain of command.
*The budgetary challenge of receiving less timber revenue, With the decline in timber harvesting we received less on timber sales. Vital to the continuing operations of the fire district. *Prepare district facilities for the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake, which are in question about the departments ability to survive with our current buildings. *Volunteers fire fighters. With a volunteer group people have to weigh working a full time job and responding to a fire call. We need trained people who are available during different parts of the day.
The budgetary challenge of receiving less revenue. With finances we can replace trucks and equipment, train our volunteer people and mitigate earth quake damage to the district structures.
President of the White River Valley Citizens Corps Council, a group covering King and Pierce County and tribal lands, working under FEMA, and Homeland Security. Completed FEMA training in ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800. Volunteer Chair for advocacy groups regarding Social Security and Medicare, patient rights, housing rights for mobile/manufactured home owners and King County Waste Management. Worked with the American Red Cross, as a shelter manager in many different disasters over 35 years. The largest was the 1994 Northridge quake where managed a shelter with 1,500 people. English was the 4th language most spoken. Named the Thurston County Mobile Search and Rescue Volunteer of the Year and Lead of the Medical Unit for searches. King County Public Health Reserve Corps (PHRC) is a group of local medical and non-medical volunteers who provide surge support . The mission of the PHRC is to enhance Public Health's ability to respond to public health emergencies or disasters.

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