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Cowlitz Cowlitz 2 Fire And Rescue Commissioner Position #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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  • Curtis (Jacen Freeman) Hart (NP)

  • Scott Neves (NP) Fire Commissioner

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Why did you decide to run for this position?

What are three major issues facing your fire and rescue district?

Of the three, which one is the most urgent?

What unique qualities do you bring to this job?

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Phone (360) 957-3659
Email Neves5l2@gmail.com
Town where you live Kelso
Experience (300 characters max) Over 30 years in emergency service experience in fire suppression, emergency medical services and law enforcement. Over 20 years of experience in leadership in the fire service. 6 years experience as fire commissioner
I had volunteered for 25 years with Cowlitz 2 and wanted to continue to serve my community. I was encouraged by members of the department (volunteer and career) to run due to my strong support of the department and my knowladge of emergency services. I have a long history of community service and want to use my experience and knowledge to make Cowlitz County an outstanding place to live and work
We are in the middle of replacing two fire stations and purchasing new fire apparatus thanks to a bond passed by the voters. These projects are the largest priority in the department.
Management of the station replacement is the most urgent.
Over 30 years experience in fire suppression, emergency medical services and law enforcement. While a member of Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue I was promoted to Volunteer Battalion Chief and over saw volunteer response for the District. I have extensive experience in fiscal management, budget preparation, field operations and personnel management. I have been endorsed by by International Association of Fire Fighters Local 3828 and the Cowlitz - Wahkiakum Central Labor Council.

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