The Northshore Fire Department is governed by an elected body of five members who are charged with the responsibility of overseeing the business and affairs of the Fire District. The Fire Commissioners serve a term of six years. Regular Board meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Headquarters Fire Station in Kenmore.

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Commissioner Eric Adman

Interim Commissioner Position No. 1

Term 2021 – 2023

Commissioner Adman was appointed to fill a vacancy for the remainder of 2021 and 2022. He previously served on the board from 2011-2016. Eric and his wife Staci have lived in Kenmore for over 20 years and are both active in the community. Eric has been a Shoreline Fire Department paramedic since 2005, and prior to that was a Bothell firefighter starting in 1993. His volunteer experience includes currently being on the boards of the Adopt A Stream Foundation and the Sno-King Watershed Council, both local environmental organizations focused on protecting and restoring local streams.

Josh Pratt, Vice Chairperson

Commissioner Position No. 2

Term 2019 – 2025

Josh Pratt is a 20 year resident of Kenmore, where he and his wife are raising their three children. He has been a public servant for over 20 years, as a current City of Kirkland firefighter and eight years as a Northshore School District teacher at Inglemoor High School.

As a firefighter he is uniquely situated to recognize the needs of a growing department in transition, and to help steward the Northshore Fire Department during this period of growth. As a Commissioner, he looks forward to continuing the excellent level of service you have come to expect from dedicated, professional personnel while expanding the services offered thereby improving the safety of our community.

Commissioner Milton Curtis M.D.

Interim Commissioner Position No. 3

Term 2021 – 2021

  • Personal:
    • I have been married 47 years and have 2 children and 9 grandchildren. I grew up in Fairbanks Alaska then Cheney Washington before moving to the Seattle area in 1973. We have lived in Kenmore for 30 years.
    • My hobby is gardening including edibles such as figs and kiwis and flowering shrubs especially if they smell good.
  • Education:
    • Eastern Washington State College 1971 – 1973
    • University of Washington, BA in Chemistry 1973 – 1975
    • University of Washington Medical School, Doctor of Medicine 1975 – 1979
    • Swedish Hospital Family Medicine Residency 1979 – 1982
  • Work:
    • Family Practice in Lake City with Northwest Hospital 17 years
    • Family Practice in Kenmore with Evergreen Hospital 18 years
    • Medical Director for the Evergreen Hospital Primary Care Department 2012 – 2017. I am now retired from clinical care.
    • Now focusing on senior falls prevention through the nonprofit Senior Fall Prevention Initiative.
  • Civil Service:
    • Kenmore City Council 2008 to 2020
    • Deputy Mayor of Kenmore, Jan 2008 to Dec 2011

Rick Webster, Chairperson

Commissioner Position No. 4

Term 2019 – 2025

Commissioner Webster and his family have been Kenmore residents for over 34 years. He retired after 45 years of commercial construction in the Puget Sound area. He also served on the apprenticeship board for the Carpenters Union and in the Mentors Program in the Steel Stud and Drywall industry.

Rick served as a volunteer coach in Girls Slow-pitch Softball for 14 years and was a coach for two boys basketball teams for the last 7 years. He has participated in a number of volunteer housing projects over the years and continues to do so. He strongly believes in giving back to our community.

Mr. Webster has Bachelor’s in Construction Management at the University of Washington.

Rick’s background in the building industry has given him extensive training in human relations and innovative problem-solving skills while keeping an eye on the bottom line. He looks forward to using his years of experience working to promote fiscal responsibility while looking to enhance the level of service in our District.

David Maehren, Member

Commissioner Position No. 5

Term 2016 – 2021

Commissioner David Maehren has served on the Northshore Fire Department Board of Fire Commissioners since 2001. David believes that a professional, dedicated and well-resourced fire department is critical to the wellbeing of the community. He is dedicated to supporting the needs of fire service while maintaining governance transparency and financial accountability.

Mr. Maehren has been actively involved in the Kenmore community. He was the recipient of the 2009 Kenmore Heritage Society’s McMasters Award for community service and the Kirkland – Redmond Boys & Girls Club 1999 board member of the year.

Mr. Maehren’s community service includes; President, The Arts of Kenmore (2012 – 2016) and member of the Northlake Regional Fire Authority Planning Committee. Past Member: Northshore Rotary, City of Kenmore Downtown Plan Commission, Chair of the Kenmore’s first Comprehensive Planning Commission, Co-chair of the Kenmore Incorporation Committee resulting in the formation of the new City of Kenmore.

Mr. Maehren retired after 30 years of service with the King County Sheriff’s office. He served as President of Enalliance Inc. from 2002-2009, delivering public safety training, project management and subject matter expert services.