Jerry Green, Fire Chief
Fire Chief Green began his career in the fire service as a Battalion Chief with Clark County Fire District 1 and also spent 11-years as that department’s Fire Chief. In 2002, he was hired by the Fairgrounds Fire Facility Board, a consortium of Clark County Fire District 6, 11 & 12, where he served 2-years as Division Chief/ Volunteer Coordinator for the FFFB at Station 15-1, which is located at the Public Safety Complex at the Clark County Fairgrounds.
His appointment to Assistant Chief of Administration for Fire District 6 occurred in April 2004. In January 2006, Assistant Chief Green moved laterally to the position of Assistant Chief of Operations in order to become more familiar with the District’s entire operation. Chief Green was promoted to Deputy Chief in February 2008 and Fire Chief on January 1, 2009.
Chief Green has attended numerous management classes through the National Fire Academy and other agencies throughout his career. He is one of five personnel who hold the rotating position of Mobilization Officer in Southwest Washington. Contact Chief Green
David Taylor, Assistant Chief - Finance & Support Services
Assistant Chief Taylor began his career in the fire service in 1976 while serving as a firefighter in the U.S. Air Force. He was hired at Fire District 6 in January 1981 as a firefighter. In 1982, the District sent him to be trained as a paramedic and he became certified as a paramedic in 1983. He served as one of six firefighter/paramedics at Fire District 6 until his promotion to Lieutenant in 1987. Chief Taylor has also served as a Battalion Chief, Administative Battalion Chief and Chief.
He currently serves in the position of Assistant Chief, and his responsibilities include District finances, budget, logistics, human resources and safety. Contact Chief Taylor
Shawn Newberry, Operations Assistant Chief
Operations Assistant Chief Newberry started his fire service career as a Volunteer Firefighter with Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue in 1996. His pursuit of a Career Firefighter position landed him in Pierce County Fire District 5 serving the community of Gig Harbor, WA. While his love for the job in Gig Harbor grew, so too did the challenge of commuting from his home in Aloha, OR. In 1999, the opportunity at Clark County Fire District 6 presented itself and Shawn was eager join.
Chief Newberry served as a firefighter until his promotion to Captain in 2009. In 2011, he moved into the Training Division and served as Fire Training Captain for the Fire District. In April of 2013, Chief Newberry was promoted to Assistant Chief and serves by leading the Operations section of the Fire District.
“I love this place, the people we serve with and the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives. I’m humbled by the opportunity to serve as the Operations Chief of this great Fire District.” Contact Chief Newberry
Kristan Maurer, Assistant Chief, Logistics and Planning
Assistant Chief Kristan Maurer was appointed Assistant Chief – Logistics & Planning on January 1, 2016. Ms. Maurer began her career with the District on June 1, 1999. Ms. Maurer has worked her way through the ranks starting as a firefighter/paramedic, then promoted to lieutenant, captain, battalion chief and assistant chief. Ms. Maurer earned an Associate’s degree in Fire Science from Portland Community College, a Bachelor’s degree from Central Washington University, and is a graduate from the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy. Ms. Maurer is in the process of completing the requirements for a Master’s degree in Public Administration. Contact Chief Maurer
Tina Mensinger, Office Administrator
Ms. Tina Mensinger has been employed by the District since March 2000. Ms. Mensinger serves as the Office Administrator and responsibilities include general bookkeeping, payroll, overtime, retirement systems, health and dental insurance, District finances, human resource duties, small works rosters/vendor list(s), a liaison with Clark County Financial Services, the primary liaison with the Washington State Auditor, and is instrumental in the preparation of the District’s annual financial report. Ms. Mensinger earned a Certificate in Business.
Ryan Reese, President, IAFF Local 1805
Ryan Reese is a Captain/Paramedic and has been with Fire District 6 for nearly 14 years. He presently serves as the President of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), Local 1805. The Local represents the firefighters, officers and Battalion Chiefs employed by the District.
Darren LaFavor, President, Volunteer Firefighters Association
Volunteer Lieutenant Darren LaFavor serves as the President of the Volunteer Firefighters Association, representing all volunteer firefighters and officers at Fire District 6. Captain White has been serving with Fire District 6 since April 2011. Contact Darren LaFavor