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. Contact Chief Green
Kristan Maurer, Assistant Chief, Operations
Assistant Chief Kristan Maurer was appointed Assistant Chief on January 1, 2016. Chief 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. Chief Maurer earned an Associate’s degree in Fire Science from Portland Community College, a Bachelor’s degree from Central Washington University, a Masters Degree in Public Administration and is a graduate from the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy. Contact Chief Maurer
Shawn Newberry, Assistant Chief - Logistics and Planning
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 to 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 now serves by leading the Logistics and Planning section of the Fire District. Contact Chief Newberry
David Russell, Assistant Chief - Administration
Assistant Chief Russell is a 20 veteran of the fire service. He has held every position in the chain of command from resident / student to Battalion Chief. David is currently enrolled in the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program, has a bachelor’s degree in Fire Service Administration from Eastern Oregon University, an associate degree in Fire Science with a minor in EMS from Umpqua Community College. Contact Chief Russell.
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. Contact Tina Mensinger
David Schmitke, Public Information Officer/Public Education Coordinator
Dave comes to us from the world of TV News Broadcasting. As an Emmy award winning writer and voice talent, Dave is responsible for our video production, public education and spreading the message of fire safety and prevention to area media. Dave previously worked for KOIN-TV, KPTV, KVAL-TV, KEX and KXL radio, and the Neil Kelly company. Dave is a third generation Clark County kid who feels very lucky to live and work in the community in which he was raised. Contact Dave Schmitke
Nick McCarty, President, IAFF Local 1805
Nick McCarty is a Captain and has been with Fire District 6 for 10 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.
In his capacity as union president, President McCarty works closely with the Fire Chief and other management personnel. Visit the IAFF Local 1805 Firefighters web site.