Brigette K. Smith
Executive Secretary
brigettes@bvff.wa.gov

  • Board for Volunteer Firefighters and Reserve Officer's Executive Secretary since 2000.
  • Currently EMT with Grays Harbor Co. FPD #5
  • Volunteer Firefighter/EMT with Mason Co. FPD #2 from 1992-2002.
  • Community Services Coordinator for Mason Co. FPD #2 1995-2000.
  • State Fire Marshal's Fire Prevention Educator of the Year - Novice, 1997.
  • 9th Grade English Teacher with Bremerton Jr. High in Bremerton, WA, from 1993-2000.
Julie Foreman
Confidential Secretary
julief@bvff.wa.gov
  • Started as Office Trainee for Board for Volunteer Firefighters and Reserve Officers in 2000.
  • Volunteer for Huntington's Disease Society of America, NW Chapter since 2008.
  • Centralia Community College 1998-2000.
  • Worked in home health care from 1997-2000.
 

Kaylene Hennigar
Office Assistant
kayleneh@bvff.wa.gov

  • Started as Office Assistant for the Board for Volunteer Firefighters and Reserve Officers in 2013.
  • Volunteer Firefighter/EMT with Grays Harbor Co. FPD #5 from 2012 through the present.
  • Grays Harbor College, Medical Terminology 2010 - 2011.
  • Deputy Clerk for Elma Police Department 2011-2013.

Jay Hughes
Board Chair
kahuna56@comcast.net

  • Member of Board for Volunteer Firefighters and Reserve Officers since 2007. His current term expires in June of 2013.
  • Currently Corrections Lieutenant with Spokane County Sheriff's Office. 
  • Employed by Spokane County Sheriff's office since 1978.
  • President of Washington State Reserve Law Enforcement Association since 2001.
  • Has worked with Law Enforcement Special Olympics since 1980.
  • Spokane County Reserve Deputy since 1990.
  • Volunteer Firefighter with Spokane Co. FPD #4 since 2002.
  • Training Lieutenant with Spokane Co. FPD #4.
  • Associate in Arts degree in law enforcement from Spokane Community College.
Mark Watenpaugh
Board Member
watenpaugh@comcast.net
  • Member of Board for Volunteer Firefighters and Reserve Officers since 2007. His current term expires in July of 2018.
  • Member of the Cowlitz County 911 council.
  • Assistant Chief of Cowlitz Co. FPD #6 since 2004.
  • Fire Commissioner of Cowlitz Co. FPD #6 since 1994.
  • Volunteer firefighter with Castle Rock and Cowlitz Co. FPD #6 from 1983 to the present.

Martin Spani
Board Member
spani06@comcast.net

  • Member of Board for Volunteer Firefighters and Reserve Officers since 2007. His current term expires in July of 2016.
  • Presently active with the Lynnwood Firefighter's Association.
  • Established Lynnwood Fire Department blood donation program in 1979, currently the department has donated over 900 pints to the community, Martin donating 16 Gallons to date.
  • Established smoke detector program in 1978 to present over 1,000 free installations to Lynnwood homes.
  • Volunteer firefighter with the City of Lynnwood from 1977-2006.
  • Presently active with the Lynnwood Fire Department in the Public Education Fire Corps.
  • Washington State Firefighter's Association Firefighter of the year in 1992.
  • Lynnwood Firefighter of the year in 1988, 1989, and 1992.

Miland Walling
Board Member
MilandWalling@hotmail.com

  • Member of Board for Volunteer Firefighters and Reserve Officers since 2009. His current term expires in July of 2015.

  • Currently Secretary of Treasurer for Washington State Fire Commissioners Association.

  • Current Chair of Washington State Fire Commissioners Association Legislative Committee.

  • Fire Commissioner of Klickitat Co. FPD #2, 1984-1990, 1996-present.

  • Fire Chief of Klickitat Co. FPD #2, 1975-76.

  • Volunteer firefighter with Klickitat Co. FPD #2, 1968-present.

Brian VanCamp
Board Member
VanCamp@SouthBayFire.com

  • Member of Board for Volunteer Firefighters and Reserve Officers since 2011. His current term expires in 2017.
  • Member of the South Bay Fire Department since 1973. Promoted through the ranks of the District from volunteer Firefighter to Deputy Chief, before being appointed as volunteer Fire Chief in 1996. In 1999, hired as the Districtís first full-time career Fire Chief.
  • Instrumental in the development of the Thurston Fire & Rescue Training Consortium.
  • Currently serves as the Past-President of the Thurston County Association of Fire Chiefs. 
  • Member of the South Puget Sound Community College Fire & Emergency Services Technology Advisory Board 
  • Member of the Thurston County Medic One Operations Committee.
  • Graduate of Washington State University, the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer program and has received the Chief Fire Officer Designation.  
  • Married and has one daughter and a grandson.

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