Jefferson: Cape George district hires new fire chief

CAPE GEORGE — Jefferson County Fire District No. 6 commissioners selected a new fire chief Tuesday.

Mark Banks, 40, is currently the captain of the district’s Station 63, located at the Jefferson County Airport.

Banks was selected from two applicants within the department ranks.

“Commissioners felt it was a close call between the two candidates,” said District Administrator Mike Eliason. “(Banks) had a lot of relevant fire service training.”

The other candidate was Skip Storm, volunteer assistant fire chief for the Port Townsend Fire Department.

Banks has been a volunteer with the department five years.

Storm, a volunteer firefighter for the last 17 years, is also a District No. 6 volunteer.

New fire chief Banks will start the job — a part-time position paying a $20,000 annual salary — Sept. 15.

He plans to keep his full-time job as a truck driver for Fred Hill Materials Inc.


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