Commissioners and Staff

Fire Commissioners:

  • Commission Chairman Galen Hansen
  • Commission Vice Chairman Ed Funkhouser
  • Commission Finance Officer Diane Shantz
  • Commissioner Dennis Gullett
  • Commissioner Jim Hiebert
  • Commissioner Randy Miller
  • Commissioner Gary Wilkey

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Commissioners meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 5:00 pm at Diamond Lake Station 31 unless otherwise noted. The meetings are open to the public.

The board of commissioners consists of elected individuals who serve six-year alternating terms and are responsible for governing the operations of the District. The board is responsible for the following areas:

  • Determining levels of service and establishing goals.
  • Determining type and level of funding, approve budgets and tax levies.
  • Establishing policies and approve operational procedures.
  • Employing key personnel and supervising the chief.
  • Guiding strategic planning.
  • Representing the District to the public.


Chief: Brad Martin
Assistant Chief: Mike Nokes
Battalion Chief: Larry Hiebert
Operations Captain: Jacob Hogue
EMS Captain: Coral McLain
Public Information Officer: Rick O’Brien
Secretary to the Board: DarLynn Thompson
Webmaster: Laura Smith-Johnson

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District Fire Chief

Chief Brad Martin

Brad Martin was promoted from Assistant Chief to Fire Chief in March 2023.

Brad has been with SPOFR since 2011, starting as a captain for Station 35 and progressed to Assistant Chief in 2018. He is also a Wild Land Fire Strike Team Leader and a structural protection specialist.

Brad was associated with Spokane Community College as Lead Fire Science Instructor and remains a liaison with them. Brad also served with Spokane Fire 4 as Battalion Captain, Fire Captain, and Duty Captain.

Earlier in his career, Brad volunteered with Deer Park Ambulance for 12 years as an EMT.

Brad is married to Tami and together they have 5 children.

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