Fire Protection District No. 4

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  1. Commissioner, Position 2
  2. Description of Office

Commissioner, Position 2
6 year term

Patrick H. Nicholson, Jr.Patrick H. Nicholson, Jr.

Fire District 4 is a progressive and professional combination department who takes great effort to deliver exceptional service that is cost effective to the public. My professional experience and academic background have prepared me to assist the other Fire Commissioners and department in surpassing these benchmarks. In my 24-year professional career, I have served as a firefighter/paramedic, investigator, inspector, plan reviewer, fire marshal, fire chief, and superintendent of a public hospital district. This includes levy experience, collective bargaining, bond measures, and policy development. It will be a privilege to serve our community.

Les F. RielLes F. Riel

I am Fire Commissioner Les Riel, and proud to have served the Citizens of East Valley for the past 24 years and would be honored to continue serving another term.

I have co-owned and operated a successful business in Yakima since 1980, attended educational seminars, also active with local and state fire agencies.

I would like to complete some projects including the new addition to Station 42 to better serve the people of Terrace Heights.

I am actively involved with the budget process to assure that we are ready for the future while providing for our needs today.