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Maple Valley Fire Commissioners

John Herbert

John Herbert

Position 1


Term Ends: 11/7/2023

John Herbert grew up in Normandy Park and moved to Maple Valley with his family in 1984. John was involved in the fire and EMS service for 44 years until his retirement in 2016.  During his career he was a firefighter, paramedic, Chief of King County Medic One in South King County and Fire Chief in Black Diamond/King County Fire District #17.  He also worked for Boeing and owned a small business. He began serving as a Fire Commissioner for the Maple Valley Fire Department in May 2015.

Russell Calcote

Position 2


Term Ends: 11/7/2025

Russell Calcote and his family moved to Maple Valley in 2018. Russell had previously served as a volunteer Firefighter/EMT with the legacy Maple Valley Fire Department and currently serves as a volunteer Firefighter/EMT with a neighboring department. He obtained his bachelors of science from the University of Washington, and currently works as a District Asset Protection Manager for a local grocery company. Russell looks forward to bringing both his business and fire experience to the board of commissioners and is grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve the community in which his family lives.

Camille Walls

Position 3


Term Ends: 11/02/2027

Camille Walls and her family moved to Maple Valley in 1973, her two children graduating from Tahoma High School. Camille was employed as a Civilian Fire Inspector/Investigator with Renton Fire Department (now Renton Regional Fire Authority)  from 1979 – 2010, working as an Inspector, Fire Investigator, Public Educator, and working in Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention. Camille spent several years as an instructor for the International Code Council and Washington State Fire Officer Development Academy. Camille’s education includes an AA Degree in Fire Science from Bellevue Community College and many hours of continuing education. Her experience includes serving on the Board of Directors for several different organizations and volunteering as a Mentor with Renton School District. Just prior to her retirement in 2010, Camille was elected to the position of Fire Commissioner for King County Fire District No. 43 and continues to fill that position.

Ben Hayman

Position 4


Term Ends: 11/07/2023

Ben Hayman has lived in Maple Valley with his family since 2009, and has worked full time in the fire service since 2001. During his fire service tenure, he has been a Hazardous Materials Technician, a Training Officer with the South King County Fire Training Consortium, worked in the Fire Marshal’s Office, and is currently a Battalion Chief within his organization. Ben enjoys working with the Board of Fire Commissioners and serving this great community, while supporting the men and women in the fire service.

Craig Hooper

Position 5


Term Ends: 11/05/2025

Craig has lived in Maple Valley since 2003. He has been in the fire service for over 28 years, and having served in many different fire service positions, understands the many challenges faced by fire departments and the importance of relationships between the community and the fire department. He will continue to use his experience in labor/management relationships, budgeting, and community relationships to serve the citizens and fire department in a positive and honest capacity. He looks forward to helping in the continued success of the Puget Sound Fire and Maple Valley partnership, making sure that it serves in the best interest of the community both in service to the citizens and long-term financial viability.

Regular meetings are scheduled for the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm., and are held at Station 81. *Meetings are currently being held virtually due to COVID public gathering restrictions.

Fire Station 81
22225 SE 231st St.
Maple Valley, WA 98038

Next Board Meeting
The next regular Board meeting will be held on Thursday, February 17th, at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom.

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Fire Administration

24611 116th Avenue SE

Kent, WA 98030

Phone: (253) 856-4300

Fax: (253) 856-6300