Fire Chief – Michael Carnes has 20 years’ experience in the field of emergency response. He grew up in Eastern Oregon and attended Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton Ore. Michael started his career in the fire service as a Volunteer Firefighter for Clark County Fire District 1 in December 1997. He was promoted to Volunteer Firefighter Captain in 2001. Michael was then hired by East County Fire and Rescue to a fulltime Firefighter Captain position in December of 2006.  In 2011 Michael was promoted to Division Chief in charge of training and held that position for 1.5 years until he was reassigned to his Captain position due to lack of funding.  Michael was promoted in November 2017 to Deputy Fire Chief and is responsible for administration, operations and training.  Michael and his wife Cathy have 3 grown daughters.



Support Staff 

Pamela Jensen, Administrative Specialist

Debbie Macias, Accounting Assistant