Fire District Officers

Committed to Delivering Quality Service

Grays Harbor District #2

Department Leadership

The mission of the departments leadership is to execute the Mission Statement of the fire department and to lead those in thier charge to best service the citizens of Grays Harbor Fire District #2

Our Ethos

 

  • We value having pride in the organization, the service we provide, and the communities that we serve
  • We value the responsibility and honor of being part of a community that trusts our organization and profession
  • We value professionalism, excellence and reliability in everything that we do
  • We value the integrity of our members and upholding these values in how we interact and treat our customers and fellow members
  • We value leadership, teamwork, innovation, collaboration, respect and tolerance in our organization regardless of position or status
  • We value cooperation and collaboration with our partnering public safety agencies and responders so that efficient and effective services are not impeded by boundaries or being closed minded
  • We value the social good in what we do as an organization and as individuals
  • We believe in training. By default all our officers are training officers

Captain Tony Broten

Day Shift

The departments local hero. Captain Broten was born and raised in the Harbor and graduated from Montesano High School. Captain Broten started with the department in 1998 when the department was all volunteer then finished Centrals Paramedic program. Captain Broten serves as the departments medical services officer (MSO) and runs the departments health and safety programs. It could be said that a Seahawks loss can ruin his shift and his firefighters hide in fear. But thats just a rumor.

Email: Capt203@ghfd2.net

 

Acting Lieutenant Scott McClaine

A-Shift

Scott McClaine started with the fire district in 2019 and currently heads up our ePCR (electronic patient care reports) ImageTrend software. That’s no small task considering 80% of our call volume is EMS related. Scott started the fire service in 2012 as a volunteer with King County Fire District 47 in Ravensdale, spent time with Browns Point Fire and has worked for both Tri-med ambulance and American Medical Response (AMR). Scott’s new found talent has been grant writing. Scott helped secure funding from FEMA, Firehouse Subs, and other resources for medical equipment, Covid-19 PPE, and two sets of extrication tools. Taking on all these projects, helping with other IT tasks, plus studying, don’t be surprised to see him scoot on over to a recliner for a nap. 

Lieutenant James Kuchciak

B-Shift

The self proclaimed department nerd, Lt Kuchciak runs our IT department. Lt Kuchciak started as a volunteer firefighter in 1998 for Mountain View Fire and Rescue. Hired with GHFD #2 in 2007 Lt Kuchciak quickly took to training and serves throughout the region as an instructor and IFSAC evaluator. It’s also not uncommon for the Lieutenant to recieve a new set of bunker gear and completely destroy it between fires and training.

Email: Lt204@ghfd2.net

Lieutenant James Sande

C-Shift

Serving as the departments fire investigator and fire code inspector, Lt Sande also runs our public education programs working hand in hand with our local schools, day cares and local businesses. Lt Sande started as a volunteer with the department in 2007 and was hired in 2010 after spending time working as an EMT in Bremerton, firefighter for Grapeview FD and as a Paramedic for Mason County Medic ONE. Oh, Here’s a Fun Fact…… if there is fire house shenanigans going on he’s probably the cause.

Email: Lt205@ghfd2.net

Frank Scherer

Frank Scherer

Deputy Chief of Health & Safety and Volunteer Programs Coordinator

More information coming soon

Email: f.scherer@ghfd2.net

Josh Ambrose

Josh Ambrose

Volunteer Captain West Battalion

More information coming soon

Email: j.ambrose@ghfd2.net

Larry Willis

Larry Willis

Volunteer Captain East Battalion

More information coming soon

Email: l.willis@ghfd2.net

Cheryl Thompson

Cheryl Thompson

EMS Coordinator

More information coming soon

Email: c.thompson@ghfd2.net