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WFCA Board of Directors

The Washington Fire Commissioners Association was established in 1948 and provides major research and legislative representation for Washington State fire districts and regional fire authorities (RFAs). Although membership in the WFCA is voluntary, approximately 84 percent of the 366 fire protection districts and RFAs in the state of Washington currently participate as dues paying members. The association is managed by a 12-member board of directors (shown below) elected by the membership. Click here to view minutes from the past 12 months' meetings.


David Ellingson
Poulsbo Fire Department
15315 Virginia Pt Rd NE
Poulsbo, WA  98370
Phone: 360.779.4414
Email: davidellingson@wavecable.com



Vice President
Gerry Gustafson
Graham Fire & Rescue
11224 234th E
Graham, WA  98338
Phone: 253.847.2630
Email: quaysplace@hotmail.com



Brad Lothspeich
Clark 6
8800 NE Hazel Dell Ave
Vancouver, WA  98665
Phone: 360.576.1195
Email: brad.lothspeich@ccfd6.org



Region 1 (Ferry, Lincoln, Pend
Oreille, Spokane & Stevens

Jack Hensley
Spokane 4
W 1603 Ballard Rd
Spokane, WA  99208
Phone: 509.466.2162
Email: jackh@scfd4.org



Region 2 (Adams, Asotin, Benton,
Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Walla
Walla & Whitman Counties)

Brad Langdell
Walla Walla 5
165 Merry Ln
Burbank, WA  99323
Phone: 509.544.9199
Email: blangdell@wwcfd5.org



Region 3 (Chelan, Douglas, Grant
& Okanogan Counties)

Dwight Vander Vorste
Grant 10
PO Box 456
Royal City, WA  99357
Phone: 509.346.9208
Email: dvandervorste@gmail.com



Region 4 (Kittitas, Klickitat
& Yakima Counties)

Les Riel
Yakima 4
3601 LaFramboise Rd
Moxee, WA  98936
Phone: 509.248.1190
Email: Les@CentralValleyGlass.com



Region 5 (Island, San Juan, Skagit,
Snohomish & Whatcom Counties)

Larry Kibbee
Skagit 13
PO Box 1007
La Conner, WA  98257
Phone: 360.770.6925
Email: dcomm13@gmail.com



Region 6 (King County)
Chris Elwell
King 2
18435 2nd Ave S
Burien, WA  98148
Phone: 206.784.8206
Email: chriselwell@comcast.net



Region 7 (Pierce & Thurston

Daniel Rankin
West Pierce Fire & Rescue
PO Box 64764
University Place, WA  98464
Phone: 253.565.3290
Email: rankindr@outlook.com



Region 8 (Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis,
Pacific, Skamania & Wahkiakum

Jerry Kolke
Clark County Fire & Rescue
16017 NE 319th St
Battle Ground, WA  98604
Phone: 360.690.5850
Email: jerry.kolke@clarkfr.org



Region 9 (Clallam, Grays Harbor,
Jefferson, Kitsap & Mason

Gene Carmody
Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue
4 Phinney Ln
Port Ludlow, WA  98365
Phone: 360.437.4024
Email: genec@cablespeed.com