EJFR Board of Fire Commissioners
In 2019 the citizens of Fire District No. 1 voted to expand the Board of Fire Commissioners from three to five. Following that vote, Commissioner Districts were established and approved by the voters in November. Exact Commissioner District boundaries were established in late 2020. To determine your Commissioner District please visit the searchable map via the Jefferson County Website.
The Jefferson County Fire Protection District No. 1 Board of Fire Commissioners meet the third Wednesday of every month. The meeting is held at East Jefferson Fire Rescue Station 1-1, 9193 Rhody Drive, Chimacum WA 98368 and typically starts at 7:00 p.m. Currently the Board of Fire Commissioner Meetings are held virtually due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions.
The Board of Fire Commissioners is governed by Chapter 52.14 of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW).
Commissioner District 1Chair, David Seabrook - Elected 1/1/2020 – term expires 12/31/2025
Commissioner Seabrook began his life-long commitment to the fire service mission in 1983 while living in Sedona, AZ. He completed his paramedic training at the same time he finished a degree in Earth Science from Northern Arizona University in 1987. Upon moving to the Pacific Northwest in 1988, he worked for an ambulance service in the Portland Metro area and started his professional fire service career in 1990. At Vancouver (WA) Fire Department he was an active EMS educator for years and helped implement many innovative programs. His Older Persons Are Important program formed the basis of his MPA degree from WSU in 1998, he also helped develop a nationally accredited Geriatric EMS training program. Promoted to Captain/Paramedic in 1997, he served on VFD’s busiest engine company. He retired in 2014 at the rank of Battalion Chief.
Soon after retirement he sailed down the Columbia River, eventually dropping anchor in 2015 at Port Townsend. He has since become involved in multiple organizations working on community resilience and food system security. He is a volunteer member of the Incident Management Team at Jefferson County’s Department of Emergency Management. He and his wife Karen are avid gardeners and reside in Chimacum.
Commissioner District 2Deborah Tillman– Appointed March 2022, term expires 12/31/2023
Deborah Tillman has consistently sought community involvement, first as a Peace Corp volunteer. Upon returning she earned a graduate degree and began a 10-year career in land use planning, including as a county planning director. In 1997 Jefferson County became her home and EMS/fire service her focus. From 1999 to 2016 she’s held roles as an EMS/fire responder and administrator. She was an EMS Instructor for eight years. And, she was honored to be a Quilcene Fire Rescue Commissioner for 4 years.
In 2016 she formally retired from EMS/fire career service in order to attend graduate school. In 2018 she earned a Master in Science Nursing via a program that emphasizes community leadership and health. As a Nurse Practitioner she is now a primary care provider to those in community residential settings.
Commissioner District 3Steve Craig - Elected Nov. 2021, term expires 12/31/2027
Steve Craig has been a resident of Jefferson County since 1977. He graduated from Port Townsend High School in 1982 and went into the construction industry working various trades. Eventually, he became an electrician and operated an electrical contracting business with his father in the greater Port Townsend area for over 15 years. Concurrently, Steve volunteered for Port Townsend Fire Department from 1990 – 1994 and was hired by The City of Bothell Fire Department where he retired in 2020 as a Lieutenant after 25 years.
Commissioner District 4Geoffrey Masci - Appointed Feb. 2020, term expires 12/31/2023
Commissioner District 5
Vice Chair, Deborah Stinson - Elected Nov. 2021, term expires 12/31/2027
Deborah Stinson moved to Jefferson County in 2003 after thirty years of management and technology experience in a variety of sectors. She was honored to receive the 2011 Jefferson County Heart of Service Award for the positive community impact of her volunteer work in emergency preparedness, facilitation of residents’ investment in small business, and through her leadership role in Local 20/20. Deborah was elected in 2012 and 2016 to serve on Port Townsend City Council and was chosen twice by her peers to serve as Mayor. For the duration of that eight-year tenure, she served on the EJFR Oversight Board, the Jeffcom Administrative Board, the Department of Emergency Management’s Incident Management Team, in addition to other countywide and regional boards.