Chief Helm passed away on July 12, 2021. He joined the Lewis County Fire District in 1975 and retired in 2007 at the rank of Assistant Chief after 32 years.
Chief Helm attended University of Washington and received a Bachelor's Degree in Science of Forestry in 1963. He served in military from 1964-1966. Chief Helm had a successful 40 year career with Weyerhaeuser as a Forester.