Clallam County Fire District 5


Our Mission...

Members of Clallam County Fire District 5 strive to protect the lives and property of the citizens of the district through fire mitigation and suppression services, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Mitigation and Response, Pre-Fire Planning and Public Education.

Members serve this community to the best of our abilities and training. We are committed to continuously improving our understanding of the properties of fire and the fire prevention needs of our community, as well as the Emergency Medical needs of the citizens of Clallam Bay and Sekiu, the surrounding Mutual Aid Districts, and the State of Washington.

About Clallam Fire 5

Clallam County Fire District 5 is located in the remote Northwest corner of the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. We are an all hazards Fire and EMS Department with a full time Fire Chief and 15 Volunteer Firefighters and\or EMTs.

We serve the communities of Clallam Bay and Sekiu and all surrounding areas to include 755 square miles of residential and commercial properties, marinas, resorts and motels, State Parks, National Parks, Department of Natural Resources Lands and a 900 bed adult male prison.

Clallam County Fire District 5 is an Equal Opportunity Provider.

CCFD5 volunteers standing in front of a fire truck

Commissioners Meetings

Monthly Open Public Meetings are held at 12:00PM on the 4th Monday of each month at Clallam County Fire District 5 Headquarters, 60 Eagle Crest Way, Clallam Bay WA 98326

Agenda items must be submitted to the Fire Chief/District Secretary 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting.

The Fire District encourages the participation of all district citizens, including those with disabilities, at the monthly Commisioner's Meeting. Those wishing to attend the meetings should notify the Chief at least 48 hours in advance if special accommodations will be necessary for participation in the meeting. Meeting Minutes can be found here

Active Members

  • Jackie Ahrens
  • Melissa Anderson
  • Karin Ashton
  • Jerome Kroll
  • Diane Leiza
  • Dean Moe
  • Scott Moore
  • Teresa Ojeda
  • Carol Patacek
  • Heather Quinones
  • Angie Rausch
  • Brett Strid


Position 1:

Spider Wright

Position 2:

Karin Ashton

Position 3:

Dan Ahrens


Become an integral part of safety in your community by joining Clallam County Fire District 5 as a Firefighter or EMT!

Be sure to view information on training, the EMT-Basic class, volunteer FAQs, and the minimum qualifications for volunteering listed below.

CCFD5 volunteers in wild land gear group photo.

Minimum Qualifications

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of Clallam County Fire District 5 to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, creed, color, religious belief, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental handicap, or veteran status.

Completed Application packets can be turned in at District 5 headquarters at 60 Eagle Crest Way in Clallam Bay.

An application is not a contract and is not a guarantee of employment with Clallam County Fire District 5.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Clallam County Fire District 5 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and State laws and regulation and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetics, religion, age, disability and/or veteran status.

Volunteer FAQ

Do Volunteers Get Paid?
Yes, volunteers are paid a flat fee (stipend) for all training drills, and calls.
When do I go on calls?
Once the Department Officers have approved you to respond, you will sign up for duty shifts with seasoned personnel and be issued a radio that will alert you of a call. You are not expected to leave your regular place of employment to respond to calls without your employers approval.
How often do calls occur?
Calls vary greatly. We may have several calls a day, or we may go several weeks without a call. We responded to 176 calls in 2015.
What other things does the Fire Department do besides respond to fire and emergency medical calls?
Clallam County Fire District 5 is very involved in the community. We provide Disaster Mitigation and Response Planning, Pre-Fire Planning, and routinely provide EMS standby at school sporting events and have several active Public Education programs. Our EMS program provides CPR and First Aid training and our Fire Prevention program provides fire safety information at many community events and within the Cape Flattery School District. Many of these non-emergency activities would not be possible without the support of our volunteers. As a Volunteer, you will be encouraged to participate in these activities.
What is the Application Process?
Applications can be obtained at the Clallam County Fire District 5 Headquarters Station located at 60 Eagle Crest Way, Clallam Bay, WA. Applications are accepted at any time and will be maintained on file for a period of one year. Anyone who withholds or gives false application information, or fails any portion of the candidate testing process, will not be accepted.
What is the Candidate Testing Process?
Our Candidate testing process consists of a Physical Medical Examination (provided at the Clallam Bay Clinic at Department cost), a driving history review, criminal history background check, and an oral interview.

If you have any other questions about volunteering, we can be reached at (360)-963-2371 or visited at District Headquarters at 60 Eagle Crest Way in Clallam bay.

Red Cross Distaster Action Team

Red Cross Disaster Action Group volunteers group photo. Disaster Action Team members assist our local people in times of fires, floods, and other emergency situations. Join the Team today!

People affected by disaster need to know that they have a place to stay, food to eat and emotional support as they take the first steps to recovery.

Each year, the American Red Cross responds immediately to more than 70,000 disasters, including house or apartment fires, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hazardous materials spills, transportation accidents, explosions, and other natural and man-made disasters. Red Cross volunteers provide relief to victims of these disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. The American Red Cross is recruiting volunteers interested in helping their friends, families, and neighbors in need.

With expertise in meeting the human needs associated with disasters, we are integrated into state and local government agency disaster planning exercise and response efforts. We partner with local, state and federal governments; community organizations; and corporate supporters to provide emergency shelter, food and health and mental health services as well as resources and referrals to aid in recover.

For more information call the Olympic Peninsula chapter at (360)-457-7933 for Clallam County and (360)-385-2737 for Jefferson County.

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Clallam County Fire District 5

60 Eagle Crest Way

Clallam Bay



CPR Training

Clallam County Fire District 5 provides Health Safety Institute CPR training at Station 1 located in Clallam Bay. This training will help prepare you to perform CPR and choking countermeasures on Adults, Children, and Infants. Training is open to the public.

Date TBA
Time 8:00 AM
Location Clallam Bay Fire Station 1
Fees $10.00 for CPR Card

Contact Us


Chief Patricia Hutson
Fire Captain Marty Rausch


Commissioner Wright
Commissioner Ashton
Commissioner Ahrens


60 Eagle Crest Way

PO Box 530

Clallam Bay, WA 98326