Member of fire board retires after 21 years

  • <br>Enterprise staff
  • Monday, February 25, 2008 8:12am

Jim Miller has retired from the Snohomish County Fire District 1 Board of Commissioners after more than 21 years of service to the community as a board member and volunteer firefighter.

Miller retired from the board earlier this month just prior to moving to Arizona with his wife, Edie.

Miller started his fire service career in 1963 as a volunteer in Whatcom County. He served six years, then moved to the Silver Lake area. In 1970, Miller became a volunteer with Snohomish County Fire District 11, which merged with Fire District 1 in 1999. Miller was first elected commissioner in 1971 and served on the board and as a volunteer firefighter until 1976, when he moved to Bellingham.

Miller returned to South Snohomish County in 1978. For many years, he operated a service station in Eastmont. Miller returned to the fire service in 1991 when voters in Fire District 11 again elected him to serve as a commissioner.

During Miller’s tenure, Fire District 11 merged with Fire District 1 and consolidated operations with the Mountlake Terrace Fire Department to become the largest provider of fire and emergency medical service in south Snohomish County. The board will appoint someone to take his place.