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Whatcom Fire Protection District 5 Commissioner Position 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.
  • Donna Gillespie (NP)


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What are three major issues facing your fire 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) 945-5144
Town where you live Point Roberts, WA.
To ensure the Chief continues to get the support for the fine work he does.
1. The ability to maintain the excellent cross border relationship, and the recruitment of US and Canadian volunteer firefighters. 2. Educating the public on disaster properness, and getting them to take ownership of that task. 3. Ensuring adequate funding for maintenance, equipment replacement, and capital improvements

Number two: getting the Public to prepare for disasters and take ownership for that task.
I have spent over 30 years participating on Federal Incident Management Teams (U.S. Forest Service), and working as a field engineer (Contracting Officer Representative/Inspector) for the U.S. Forest Service. logo


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