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Past Chief's

Chief Daron Bement 

Chief Bement began his career in emergency services in the early 2000's in Alaska and then moved to Spokane Washington where he continued on his career path to Deputy Fire Chief - Operations at Airway Heights & Battalion Chief at neighboring Spokane County Fire District 10, He was a EMS Paramedic Supervisor for American Medical Response, Chief Bement served Spokane County Emergency Services for nearly 20 years prior to coming to lead the Tillamook Fire District.  Chief Bement holds a Master's Degree in Public Service Administration and Emergency Management; Columbia Southern University, Bachelor's Degree in Fire Administration and Associate's in Fire Science.


Chief Rick Adams

Chief Rick Adams retired from the fire service and from Tillamook Fire District on November 1st, 2018 

Chief Adams joined as a firefighter in 1975 at Tillamook City Fire Department. He rose through the ranks to Assistant Chief under Chief Tom Weber. Rick was promoted to Fire Chief of the fire district in 1995 and served to his retirement as fire district chief. 

Asst. Chief Mike Ellerbroek

On April 6, 2016 Tillamook Fire District lost long-time Assistant Chief Mike Ellerbroek after a long battle with cancer. Chief Ellerbroek had been a member of the fire-service for more than forty-three years giving an enormous amount of time and energy in serving his community. Chief Ellerbroek joined what was then the Tillamook Fire Department in 1973 working his way up to the rank of Assistant Chief in 1995 with Tillamook Fire District.  

Chief Tom Weber

Chief Weber served as Fire Chief for the City of Tillamook and the Tillamook Rural Fire Protection District from 1984 - 1994. Chief Weber was instrumental in working hard to establish the Tillamook Fire District by voter approval in 1993. Chief Weber was the first Fire Chief for what is now known as Tillamook Fire District. 

Chief Jim Jaqua 

Chief Jaqua serves a Fire Marshal for the City of Tillamook and was appointed Fire Chief after Chief Johnson left serving one-year as Chief from 1983 - 1984. 

Chief Bob Johnson

Chief Johnson served the City of Tillamook from 1978 - 1983 and was instrumental in obtaining voter approval for building of the new Fire Station at it's presen location. Chief Johnson left Tillamook and became the Fire Chief of Auburn Washington until his retirement. 


Chief Rich Adams

Chief Adams served as interim Chief for the City of Tillamook from 1977 until 1978 when Chief Johnson was selected to replace Chief Steinbach. Chief Adams joined the fire service in the mid 1960's as a Volunteer, was hired by the City of Tillamook as a career firefighter and later became the first Fire Marshal for the City of Tillamook. 


Chief Maurice "Bud" Steinbach 

Chief Steinbach was the first full-time Fire Chief for the City of Tillamook and the Tillamook Rural Fire Protection District. Chief Steinbach joined the fire-service as a Volunteer in the 1940's later serving as Fire Chief until 1977. 


Chief Joe Carnahan

Chief Carnahan was the last Volunteer Fire Chief for the City of Tillamook. He served the City of Tillamook and the Tillamook Rural Fire Protection District for more than 55 years from 1926-1981.  Chief Carnahan worked for the US Postal Service and was the Secretary for the Tillamook Rural Fire Protection District for numerous years. 

Chief Thomas Coates 

Chief Coates was a Volunteer Fire Chief who began his service in the early 1900's. Chief Coates served as President of the Oregon Fire Chief's Association in 1922. Chief Coates was the owner/operator of Coates Lumber Mill that was located in Tillamook Oregon. 

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