Board of Fire Commissioners

Tim Fuller, Chair, Seat #5

Tim Fuller is retired from a 40-year career in public service, working for the Cities of Saint Paul, Minnesota and Redmond, Washington. Tim joined the Saint Paul Fire Department (SPFD) in 1971. He rose from firefighter and paramedic through various chief officer positions, including SPFD’s first Chief of Emergency Medical Services, and was president of one of SPFD’s unions. In 1991 Tim was appointed Fire Chief and led the department for twelve years. As Chief, he hired SPFD’s first women firefighters and also established a labor/management team to guide the development of SPFD’s first-ever five-year strategic plan.

In 2005, Tim was appointed Fire Chief for the City of Redmond Fire Department (RFD), leading the department until 2011. During this time, Tim also served as interim Chief of Police, while the City conducted its search to fill the position permanently. Tim returned to Redmond in 2012 to serve for approximately a year as the Director of Public Works.

He has served on the boards of the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the National Fire Protection Association and currently serves as Vice President of the board of OPAL Community Land Trust.

Tim and his wife Martha have been homeowners on Orcas Island since 2006 and became full-time Orcas Island residents in 2014.

Leith Templin, Seat #1

Leith Templin joined the Orcas Fire Commission in the Spring of 2022.

She is a fifth generation San Juan County resident.  Her family members have owned and operated many different businesses since the Pig War Days on San Juan and since 1897 on Orcas.  She has been involved with many different organizations and boards though the years and currently is on the Eastsound Planning and Review Committee and Commissioner for the Orcas Cemetery District.

Leith has followed the Fire Department for many years and has been on several OIFR subcommittees in the past. Her past OIFR involvement has helped her to develop a keen understanding of the daily administrative and operational functions and a vision of OIFR strategic long-range planning. With her business background and lifelong community involvement she feels she has a unique opportunity to bring a perspective and balance to the existing commission that will be helpful in the development of the Orcas Island Fire and Rescue Department for years to come.

Alan Stameisen, Seat #2


Nick Negulescu, Seat #3

Nick Negulescu joined the Orcas Fire Commission in January of 2023.

He is a recently new resident to Orcas Island, moving in May 2021 from Lake Forest Park, Washington. He works full-time remotely as a Sr. Software Developer and travels regularly to visit his daughter on the weekends.

Nick is looking forward to getting to know and working with the Orcas Island community to support the district’s goals and vision.

Open, Seat #4


Monthly Board Meeting

The BOFC regular meeting is held monthly at the Fire Hall and is open to the public. It's usually on the third Monday of each month, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, but occasionally changes, especially if it falls on a holiday. Check our calendar for date and time.

Board Documents

Minutes and other board documents can be accessed anytime from our online repository or at BOFC meetings upon request.

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