Columbia River Fire & Rescue protects and improves the quality of our citizens' lives by providing life safety and emergency services in their time of need.  We dedicate ourselves to preventing harm to people and property by community involvement and education in all areas of fire prevention and emergency preparedness.  We respond to all calls for service in a competent and friendly manner with the goal of minimizing losses and aiding in the restoration of lives.  We find solutions to community concerns and problems by doing the right thing, the right way, at the right time.

Mission Statement

Vision Statement

Josh Marks

Division Chief,


Mike Greisen

‚ÄčFire Chief


David Coombs

Division Chief,


Serving our communities with dedication

Jeff Pricher

Division Chief,

Fire Marshal

Eric Smythe

Division Chief,



Marit Nelson

Director of Finance and Human Resources


Administrative Officers

Our vision for Columbia River Fire and Rescue is to be recognized as a model of excellence in fire protection, medical, and other community services.  We will provide leadership by anticipating the needs of our communities as they grow and change.  We will continuously improve our services through promotion of technology and innovation in all areas of our profession.  We will foster a climate of trust through involvement, creativity, and accountability in all that we do.  We will create a culture of professionalism that provides our valued members with the skills and tools for effective delivery of top-notch emergency services.

Ian O'Connor

Division Chief

Safety/Resource Management