Fire Chief History

Main Street Vancouver WA 1890

History of Fire Chiefs since 1867

Jas. J. Padden 1906-1908 | Clarence E. McCall 1909-1926 | Fred Preston 1927-1928 | Geo. Weigel 1929-1933 | W. W. “Chubby” Laws 1934-1935 | Fred Day 1935-1936 | Pierre DuPaul 1937-1957 | Vance Galbraith 1957-1967 |Steve Groesbeck 1967-1974 | James Brown 1975-1986 | Otto Jensen 1977-1986 | Harold Steele 1986-1993 | Dan Fraijo 1993-1999 | Don Bivins 1999- 2010 | Joseph Molina 2011-present