Fire Commissioners are elected officials responsible for providing general direction in the areas of financial management, administration and policy adoption for the Fire Department. A Fire Commissioner’s term in held for 6-years. The Board meets at 5PM on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at: 17525 Aurora Ave North, Shoreline WA 98133.

Ken Callahan

Ken was appointed to his first term as Fire Commissioner on March 4, 2010. Ken and his wife, Judy, have been Shoreline residents for 44 years. His two sons graduated from Shorewood High School. Prior to his retirement five years ago, Ken was employed with Stelte Dental Systems. Ken has been active in the Shoreline community over the years. He volunteered at Shorewood High School chaperoning the school band in addition to working the sidelines at Shoreline stadium during football season. He was instrumental in forming the Richmond Youth Basketball Association and coached youth for nine years. Ken is currently a member of the Richmond-Haller Lake Masonic Lodge. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Children Identification Program (CHIPS) which oversees the identification of children throughout the state.

Term Expires December 31, 2025

Kim Fischer

Kim Fischer was elected to her first term as Commissioner on January 1, 2014. Kim is a life-long resident of Shoreline; she and her husband Jay, a retired Medical Service Officer with the Shoreline Fire Department, have raised their three children in the area. After 27 years, Kim retired from working for the Shoreline School District. Kim has been involved with the Shoreline Fire Department for over 37 years volunteering for Shoreline Christmas, the department’s annual Open House, the annual Easter egg hunt, Relay for Life Team and various other events. In addition to volunteering her time with the department, Kim was a Girl Scout Leader, was actively involved in Boy Scout’s with Troop 332, and served on the Ridgecrest Safety Committee as Committee Chair. Kim currently is an active member of the Shoreline CERT team. She also holds a Director position on Executive Board of the King County Fire Commissioner Association. She enjoys spending time with her family and Shepherd dogs. Her hobbies and interests include dog training, line dancing, gardening and landscaping, boating and travel. Kim is looking forward to continuing to support her community through her position as Fire Commissioner.

Term Expires December 31, 2025

David Harris

David Harris is a lifelong Shoreline resident. In 1980, David joined the Shoreline Fire Department as a part-paid Firefighter and was trained in fire suppression tactics, emergency vehicle operations, salvage, rescue, and incident command. David retired with 27 years’ service as a volunteer Reserve Firefighter. Commissioner Harris’ community involvement includes two, four-year terms on the Shoreline Planning Commission – two years as Vice Chair and two years as Chair. In his roles, he presided over public hearings, participated in long-range strategic planning and ensured all viewpoints were heard. David has been a residential home builder for thirty years. He and his wife, Gayle, have two daughters. Travel and motorcycles are among David’s many interests. Commissioner Harris is looking forward to continuing his service to the community through his role on the Shoreline Fire Department’s Board of Commissioners.

Term Expires December 31, 2023

Rod Heivilin

Rod was elected to his first term as Fire Commissioner in November, 2009 and was re-elected in November 2015. Rod’s 30-year fire service career began as a volunteer with the Shoreline Fire Department in 1972. In 1978 he was appointed to full time firefighter, retiring 2002 as a Lieutenant. Rod worked for Boeing before opening his own insurance business in 1967. Community service has always been a big part of his life. He was a Scoutmaster in the Richmond Beach area for Troop 325 for several years. He was one of the co-founders of the Shoreline Christmas Program. For more than 25 years, Rod spent his Christmas mornings as Santa on the back of a fire engine handing out candy to the children in Richmond Beach. He continues to work with firefighters during the annual Easter egg hunts. In 1987 Rod was asked to start the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters Burn Foundation and ran the charity for 25 years. He is a member of the Seattle SeaChordsmen Barbershop Chorus and the Counterbalance Quartet. Rod Heivilin and his wife Donna are both native Washingtonians and have resided in Shoreline since 1967. They have two children and four grandchildren.

Term Expires December 31, 2027

Barb Sullivan

Barb was appointed Commissioner in November 2020. She is a Washington native and has been a Shoreline resident for 27 years. Currently employed by the Shoreline School District, Barb has worked in the school district for the past 11 years. Prior to her work in the district, she was in the graphic arts industry for 15 years. She worked as art director and was on the art department budgeting team. Barb and her husband Pete raised two daughters who graduated from Shorewood High School. She has been active in various volunteer works within the community for many years. Barb welcomes her role as Fire Commissioner and is honored to be part of an organization willing to put their lives on the line for the community. Her goal is to help facilitate the mission, vision and values of the Shoreline Fire Department. Barb enjoys camping, photography, gardening, nature, road trips and back roads.

Term Expires December 31, 2023

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