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Commissioner Position 5

Al Hall

Al Hall

30015 176th ave s.e.

Covington, WA 98042

(206) 550-5994


Education: Various on-line college and over 35 military related courses
Occupation: U.S. Navy (ret), electrician for Weyerhaeuser, Coca Cola, Ball Metal

I have spent the majority of my time on some type of public service, whether in the U.S Navy (Retired E-8), Reserve Sheriff's Deputy Captain, Cub Master, Scout Master, or helping my fellow workers in Fire prevention and safety as Fire Chief for Weyerhaeuser Cascade Lumber  Co.


My management experience would be vital in completing the mission as Commissioner. My ability to analyze budgets allows me to find needs or cuts in items not needed without sacrificing safety where dependability plays a vital role, whether personnel or equipment. I will be an effective steward of your public funds.


Being retired I will devote all the time needed to do the job as efficiently as my skills will allow.  I am a regular attendee the Fire Board meetings.


Thank you for considering my qualifications for this position.

Don Gentry

Don Gentry

19500 SE 324th St

Kent, WA 98042

(206) 218-7316

Education: HS, US Naval Nuclear Power School
Occupation: IT Manager, Puget Sound RFA

As the son of a career firefighter and a current civilian employee of an adjacent fire service organization, both my childhood and current professional career have be directly shaped by the fire service.  I care deeply for the men and women who have dedicated their lives to this profession.


As your Fire Commissioner topics most important to me will be personal safety equipment, training, reliable apparatus (fire engines) and a sustainable budget to support all these things.


Safety Equipment:  Quality personal protective clothing and reliable breathing apparatus is a must for all firefighters.  Ongoing testing, inspection, repair as well as regular replacement is needed.


Reliable Apparatus:  Engines and Aid Cars must be continually maintained.  Long-range planning for replacements is needed.


Sustainable Budget:  Fire service organizations more than ever need to be creative and strive to protect their budgets from local and regional economic change.


I would be honored to serve!

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