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Online Primary Voters' Pamphlet, August 6, 2013
Fire Protection District No. 7 (North Olympia) - Fire Commissioner, Position No. 3
 
 

Fire Protection Districts & Regional Fire Authorities (RFA) - Fire protection districts and RFA’s are formed to provide fire prevention services, fire suppression, emergency medical services, and the protection of life and property in the county. Administrative authority for the districts results from decisions made by a board of elected fire commissioners. The board of fire commissioners has the authority to hire and appoint employees as well as administer all aspects of the district. The board is required to hold regular monthly meetings. Fire protection districts levy regular property taxes to provide services to the public. Additionally, with voter approval, the board may issue bonds and make excess levies for specific purposes. The voters elect commissioners to staggered six-year terms. The nonpartisan commissioners receive no regular salary, but may choose to receive nominal compensation for attending meetings.

All positions are nonpartisan.

 
  Only voters residing within the North Olympia Fire District will vote on this position.
Statements are written by the candidates, who are solely responsible for the contents therein.
 
 
Michael Berman 2736 Fishtrap Rd NE, Olympia, WA 98506, (360) 951-9596, berman4064@gmail.com
Michael Berman

The Department’s primary goal must always be the ability to provide effective emergency medical service (EMS) and fire protection around the clock, and a strong secondary responsibility to support community programs that promote emergency preparedness. Thanks to committed Volunteers, community members, and paid staff we are doing OK, and would continue to improve in an unchanging world. But, new economic conditions, additional training requirements, and changing demographics require sharing of overhead expenses and coordinating our response efforts with an adjoining department.

When re-elected, my goals will be to evaluate the opportunities resulting joint operations and adopt those that will benefit the constituents, improve the Department, ensure there is always a staffed station in the district, and nurture our community involvements.

I am a Viet Nam veteran, a long time resident, and old enough to appreciate good EMS. My two successful children are my greatest achievement.

Thank you.

 
 
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