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


Commissioner Greg McLeod holds Position No. 2. Mr. McLeod served with U.S Army Intelligence for six and a half years. He was released from active duty in 1967 at the rank of captain. Mr. McLeod holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. Mr. McLeod has participated as a volunteer coach for high school football, assisted with the wrestling team, and assisted in teaching classes at Ilwaco High School. He served on the Ocean Beach School District Board of Directors from 1982 to 1986. He has his own practice as a certified public accountant.

Elected: September 2007
Term Expires: December 31, 2019
Phone: (360) 642-4489



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 1800 hours at Station 21-1, located in Ocean Park at 26110 Ridge Ave.