Casey Collins was appointed to serve on the Board of Fire Commissioners for Clark County Fire District 6 in October 2002 to fill a position vacancy. Citizens elected Mr. Collins to a 6 year term in 2003. Mr. Collins was again elected to a 6 year term beginning January 2016.
Brad Lothspeich, Chair
Brad Lothspeich was appointed to the Board on May 16, 2011 to fill a vacancy. In the November 2011 General Election, he was elected to a full six-year term.
Commissioner Lothspeich is a lifelong resident of the area. He served as Fire District 6 Fire Chief from 1994-2003; Assistant Fire Chief from 1991-1994. From 1974-1991 he served as a firefighter, Lieutenant, Captain, and Battalion Chief. Lothspeich retired in 2003.
He volunteers with a number of community groups in a variety of capacities: a Board Director for the Hazel Dell/Salmon Creek Business Association and co-chairman of the Parade of Bands; He serves on the Board of Directors for Santa’s Posse. He serves as President of the Washington Fire Commissioners Association.
Commissioner Lothspeich holds a bachelors degree in Business Administration/Personnel Management from Eastern Washington University and an AAS Degree in Fire Protection Technology from Portland Community College.
Firefighter and Felida resident Chris Pfeifer was elected as the third member of the Fire Commissioners Board in 2019. Chris is a Lieutenant/EMT at Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, and he is a former Part-time Firefighter at Clark County Fire and Rescue.
Chris is a graduate of Hudson’s Bay High School, has an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fire Protection Technology from Portland Community College, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Service Administration from Eastern Oregon University.
He also volunteers at Messiah Lutheran Preschool, Felida Elementary School, and Eagle Scout/Boy Scout Troupe 320.
How do the Fire Commissioners Serve You?
The Board manages the affairs of the fire protection district and obtain facilities, equipment and personnel to perform the services provided by the district. They establish the level of services provided, establish policies under which the district operates, and ensures the district operates within statutory requirements. The Board appoints the Fire Chief and delegates authority to manage day-to-day operations of the Fire District.
Fire Commissioners meet on the first and third Tuesday of every month at the headquarters fire station located at 8800 NE Hazel Dell Avenue. Meetings begin at 6 p.m. During the pandemic we are hosting the virtual meetings through our Youtube channel. These meetings are open to the public. For additional information, please contact us at (360) 576-1195.