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Spokane Fd05 Commissioner Position. No 3

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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    Larry Edmonds (NP) RETIRED-some consulting

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Phone (509) 466-4936
Email 3rockfmgt@centurylink.net
Town where you live Nine Mile Falls
Experience (300 characters max) We have lived in the district since 1977. I spent three years in the Army. My profession has been Agriculture Economics working for NRCS. I have worked on resource issues at the local, county, regional, and national level. I have project experience.. I have conflict resolution experience.
Dave Clouse decided not to run for reelection. I thought he did a good job and I had no desire to oppose him. I was happy helping out as a volunteer. Last November I had a heart attack while working in the barn. Spokane County Fire District 5 saved my life. I believe we as a community should provide basic emergency and fire services to as many of our 2000 community members as reasonably possible. If I lived on Richie Road I would have died. Reducing community fire insurance cost is a goal. After we get station 53 operating, we will enhance support for Devils Gap community members. Goal of 95% of us will have address signs. Seventy five percent of us will have a free fire wise assessments and implement the plan. Community goal of 80% participation in Ready, Set, Go. Increase our emergency support level to be ready for a 30 day power outage. Replace equipment and vehicles on a schedule. Most important increase public participation. We welcome your ideas, help and support.
We need to get the Wood Road-Coulee Hite Station built and operating, Increase public participation, Continue to implement Fire Wise.
I believe all three need to be addressed.
I have experience in both the public and private sector. I have experience at the city, county, state, regional, and national level. I have been in the livestock business, logging, and farming. I have military experience and I have worked with many different natural resource districts across the country . I have been involved in various natural resource projects from start to finish. I am honest and have the ability to put community interest above self interest. I have provided depositions for five court proceedings. My work has been accepted by both sides in all cases, I was told the two sections I wrote for the farm bill were accepted as written by the republicans, democrats, producer and environmental interest. I was up in a helicopter doing a damage assessment five days after Mt. St, Helens erupted. I have some fire experience and training with the Forest Service and private logging companies. I have helped the district obtain grant funding,

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