Arbeiter to be honored at firefighter recognition dinner

Set for March

Chris Cook – Forks Forum photo

Former Clallam County Fire District #1 Commissioner Johnny Leppell (left) paid a visit to the fire station in Forks on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Showing Leppell the fire company’s newest engine is former District #1 Fire Chief Phil Arbeiter. Arbeiter retired in December after 40-plus years with the fire company. 

Clallam County Fire District #1 serving the Forks and Beaver areas is planning a firefigher recognition dinner on Saturday, March 2 at 5 p.m. at the Forks Elks Lodge.  The dinner is an opportunity for the community to say thanks to the volunteers that have protected local homes and businesses.

Retired volunteers as well as active volunteers will be recognized.

The highlight of the night will be recognizing 45 years of volunteer service by Fire Chief Phil Arbeiter, who retired in December.

The public is invited to attend.  Sign-up is required by Friday, Feb. 15.  Cost is $20 per person. Payment will be collected at the door — cash or by check. 

RSVP by Friday, Feb. 22 to Deb Palmer by email at or by calling her at 640-1353.