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, Vice Chairperson

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, Chairperson

Commissioner Position No. 2

Term 2019 – 2025

Commissioner 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 Tyler Byers

Commissioner Position No. 3

Term 2021 – 2027

Commissioner Byers has lived in Kenmore for 30 years and is excited to serve as a commissioner at such an important time in the Northshore Fire Departments history.  Tyler has had a life long passion for the fire service.  He has provided service to residents of the State of Washington as a Firefighter/Paramedic since 2001.  He is currently employed as a Firefighter/Paramedic for Lacey Fire District #3.  Some of his goals as commissioner are to increase response and service levels, and to help transition the department into a contract for service.

Tyler and his wife Christine are proud to raise their 3 children in the same community he was raised, and look forward to the opportunity to making our community safer and better protected.

Rick Webster

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.

Lisa Wollum, Member

Commissioner Position No. 5

Term 2022 – 2027

Commissioner Lisa Wollum is a Seattle native that has resided in Kenmore for the past 17 years.  She and her husband have raised their three daughters here.  Lisa has a unique perspective, her husband has been a Firefighter/Paramedic for 27 years.  Lisa has also been involved as a volunteer for many community events including Cheer Coach and PTA Board member.  Lisa looks forward to serving the Northshore Community as a Fire Commission and continuing her volunteer work.