terry corbit, DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF
Terry Corbit started in the fire service, as a high school senior, with the Unalaska Fire Department in January 1985 as a volunteer. In March 1986, Terry joined Pierce County Fire District #9 as a resident firefighter. Terry had the opportunity to work as a temporary firefighter twice for the City of Puyallup for 6 months and 4 months. Also once for Pierce County Fire District #9 for 4 months.
In April 1990, Terry was hired by the City of Astoria as a full-time career firefighter. Terry was promoted to Driver/Engineer in November of 1993, to Lieutenant in March of 2008, and to Deputy Chief in June, 2019.
Terry attended L.H. Bates Vocational Technical and completed their Fire Science Program. Terry attended Clatsop Community College and Portland Community College. He has earned an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fire Science. Terry is an Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate, Hazardous Materials Technician, and Instructor I. Terry also recently completed the required training for certification as a Maritime Operator.
Terry is currently the fire department’s training officer. Terry supervises the three Lieutenants, represents management on the department safety committee, investigates accident/incidents that occur within the organization. He is also the department’s quartermaster and responsible for pump testing.