Jerry Bailey a long time retired member and fire commissioner of Grays Harbor Fire District #5; resigned from his position as fire commissioner on March 31, 2018 for personal reasons.

The open position will be filled through an approved process by the Board of Commissioner of the Fire District, and appointment to the rest of commissioner Baileys term which runs through December 31, 2019 by the current board members.  When the term is completed, the appointed board member will then have the opportunity to run for another term at that time through the regular election process.

Qualifications to apply for the board position includes being a resident of Grays Harbor Fire District #5, at least 18 years of age, and no felony convictions on record.

The Board of Commissioners will open and review candidates at the 5/8/2018 Board Meeting.

Application deadline is May 1, 2018 Noon in which a letter of interest and resume will be accepted either by hand or mail.

Grays Harbor County Fire District No. 5 covers the Porter, Elma, and Satsop area. The district provides EMT and Paramedic level care, Fire suppression, and Rescue Services to the communities of Bush Creek, Rural Elma, Malone, Porter and Satsop in East Grays Harbor County. Fire District 5 also provides all EMT and Paramedic level Services to the Elma, McCleary and Grays Harbor Fire District 12

In person

C/O Chief Prater at 428 Stamper Road, Elma Washington (our main station and office)


By Mail

Grays Harbor Fire Protection District #5

C/O Chief Dan Prater

P.O. Box 717

Elma, WA 98520