Interim Fire Chief Dean Thornberry has been with the District since December of 2003. He started his fire service career in 1981 as a volunteer with the Ridgefield Fire Department. He joined Clark County Fire District 3 in 1991 and rose to the rank of career Captain before joining ECFR.
Dean is a life-long resident of Clark County. He grew up in Ridgefield and has lived most of his adult life in the Battle Ground and Hockinson areas. He and his wife, Lora have been married for 33 years. They have two adult children and two grandchildren.