Grays Harbor Fire District 5 has a new Chief. The department said that Adam Fulbright was sworn in as the new Fire Chief last week. Fulbright joined the Fire District on March 26, 2006, when he was hired as a Fire Captain and managed the district’s Training, Safety and Operations programs, in 2014 he was promoted to Battalion Chief.

Fulbright has 27 years of Fire/EMS experience serving the Community of Grays Harbor. His career began as a volunteer with the City of Ocean Shores Fire Department at 19 years of age. Within 2 years he was hired as a part-time Firefighter/EMT and in October of 1998 received full-time employment as Firefighter/Paramedic with Ocean Shores. In addition, he also served on the Surf Rescue team and functioned as the department Safety Officer and grant writer.

Fulbright’s education includes attending the WA state Fire Training Academy, Paramedic training through Grays Harbor EMS & Trauma Care Council, WA State IFSAC Officer 2, State IFSAC Evaluator and Fire Investigation. He has also served as a Coordinator/Co-Coordinator of Grays Harbor County/East County Fire Academies since 2000 and has attended Grays Harbor Community College and Columbia Southern University.

During his tenure at Grays Harbor Fire District 5, he has been an instrumental member of a team of East County Fire Chiefs and Officers who have committed themselves to work together, to improve and enhance the East County Fire and EMS services for the community. We are proud of the commitment and dedication Fulbright has provided to the Fire District and community. We look forward to the future accomplishments and progression that a new management team will have.