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Woodinville Fire & Rescue

Commissioner Position 2

Doug Halbert

Doug Halbert

14335 174th Ave NE

Redmond, WA 98052

Education: Attended Bellevue College
Occupation: Firefighter/Lieutenant, Bellevue Fire Department 1988-present

I have been a Firefighter for over 30 years and a resident of the Woodinville Fire District since 2002. I am currently a Lieutenant on Ladder 103 for the Bellevue Fire Department and served in the role of Training Officer from 2015 to 2017.  I hold certifications in multiple technical fire service disciplines and I have been endorsed by the Woodinville Professional Firefighters.


Firefighters must be ready to respond to any emergency in all conditions. As Training Officer I was responsible for supporting, educating, and developing both new and veteran firefighters. I found this role incredibly rewarding. This experience along with my desire to serve the Woodinville Community is why I am running for King County Fire Commissioner Woodinville Fire and Rescue - I want to support the Firefighters and their Administrators with what they need to get the job done.


Thank you for your consideration.

James C. Dorney

James C. Dorney

20033 NE Woodinville/Duvall Road

Woodinville, Wa 98077

(425) 788-1801

Education: AA Degree; Fire Command & Administration
Occupation: Small Business Owner, 4 years; Firefighter, 35 years (retired)

Seven years ago, when I became a Fire Commissioner, the Department was still recovering from the 2008 economic downturn. Today, the Department is financially sound. The District's Fire Benefit Charge recently passed with an 81% yes vote. 


The trend in the fire service is consolidation. We have entered into an inter-local agreement with the City of Duvall to support their Fire Prevention Division and we share IT services. I support this trend if it is properly vetted and found to be more efficient in both the Administrative & Operations Divisions and financially sound for the businesses and residents of the District.


I am running for re-election to the Woodinville Board of Fire Commissioners, Position 2. I would like to continue to apply my experience as a Board member; 35 year firefighter; and former small business owner. Please vote for Jim Dorney, Experience matters. Thank you.

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