• Clark County Fire & Rescue
    911 N 65th Avenue
    Ridgefield, WA 98642
    360-887-4609
     
    Department Information: Board of Commissioners

    Jon Babcock

    Position 4 - Term Ends December 31, 2017

    Commissioner Jon Babcock has been a fire commissioner since 2006. This is his first term as fire commissioner. He was a Vancouver Fire Department Firefighter for 31 years. Additionally, Commissioner Babcock worked as a Naval Submariner for 4 years. He lives locally with his wife, BJ.

     

     

     

    Larry Bartel

    Position 5 - Term Ends December 31, 2019

     


    Bob Johnson

    Position 2 - Term Ends December 31, 2015

    Commissioner Bob Johnson has been a Fire Commissioner since 1992. He spearheads the department's juvenile firesetter intervention program which aims at identifying and counseling young children who have shown tendencies towards firesetting behavior. Additionally, Commissioner Johnson serves as a representative on the Fairground Fire Facility Board. Commissioner Johnson works for the Department of Transportation and is also a consultant on law enforcement and accident investigation issues. He lives in the Battle Ground area with his wife, Wilma. They have a grown son and daughter, and three grandchildren.

     

    Jerry Kolke

    Position 3 - Term Ends December 31, 2017

    Commissioner Jerry Kolke is a local Battle Ground businessman who has been a fire commissioner since 2002. He is an Executive Board Member of the Clark County Fair Association, having served as the Chair and Vice-Chair for six years. Commissioner Kolke has been a member of the Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce for more that 20 years. Additionally, he is on the Public Facilities District Committee for the County Commissioners. Commissioner Kolke lives in the Battle Ground area with his wife, Lisa. He has two adult sons and five grandchildren.

     

    David Town

    Position 1 - Term Ends December 31, 2019

    .