Fire Commissioners

Commissioner Fred Hill holds Position No. 1. Mr. Hill has been an active member in the community for over 25 years. He was a volunteer Firefighter/EMT for over twenty-two years. Mr. Hill has also served as a member of the Board of Directors at Ocean Beach Hospital. Mr. Hill holds a Diesel Engineering Degree. He is also a self-employed local businessman.




Elected: September 1997, September 2003
Term Expires: December 31, 2021
Phone: (360) 665-4767



 Vacant Commissioner Postition – Position No. 2

Term Expires: December 31, 2019



Commissioner Tom Downer holds Position No. 3. Mr. Downer is a 1971 graduate of Ilwaco High School and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Mr. Downer served for 23 years as a volunteer with Fire District 1, achieving the ranks of Lieutenant and Assistant Chief. He was a certified EMT for twenty of those years. Mr. Downer’s participation also includes sixteen years as a Fire District 1 Commissioner.

Mr. Downer is very active in the community. He serves on the executive committee of the Ocean Park Area Chamber of Commerce, is a member of the North Peninsula Improvement Association, and is a Director of the North Beach Public Development Authority. He operates a local family-owned retail store.

Elected: November 2005
Term Expires: December 31, 2017
Phone: (360) 665-5103


Fire Commissioner meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month at 1600 hours at Station 21-1, located in Ocean Park at 26110 Ridge Ave.