Grays Harbor County Fire District #5 commissioners have unanimously approved a motion to terminate the employment contract of Fire Chief Dan Prater based on documented violations of District policies. A press release from the commission president over the weekend said that since there are ongoing investigations involving the former chief, the board will not be making any further statements regarding its decision until those investigations are complete.

The Board of Commissioners previously appointed Adam Fullbright as interim acting Chief and said in their release that they are committed to working closely with acting Chief Fullbright as the District works through this transition and continues to move forward with the mission to providing quality fire protection and emergency medical services to our community