Office of the State Fire Marshal
State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy
Acting Captain Rob Huss
Government and Media Relations
(360) 596-4010 – office
(360) 596-4015 – fax
*** For Immediate Release***
April 17, 2012
Contact: Bob Jones, Vocational Education Specialist
Phone: (425)453-3000, ext 104
Thirty Firefighters Prepare to Graduate from Fire Training Academy
State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy announced that 30 firefighters are preparing to graduate from the Washington State Patrol Fire Training Academy, North Bend, Washington. Graduation will be held on Friday April 20, 2012, at the Criminal Justice Training Center, 19010 First Avenue S., Burien, WA 98148. Ceremony begins at 10:00 am.
On January 26, 2012, 30 recruits started the 12-week Recruit Academy that meets National Fire Protection Association 1001 Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications at the Firefighter I & II, Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations Levels. Graduating firefighters have learned basic fire service principles through classroom instruction and rigorous hands-on live fire training.
The following fire departments and districts are represented in the upcoming graduating class:
|Chelan Fire and Rescue||2||Mason County Fire District # 2||1|
|Clallam County Fire District # 3||2||North County Regional Fire Authority||1|
|Fire Training Academy||9||Paine Field Fire Department||1|
|Grand Coulee Power Office Fire Department||1||Poulsbo Fire Department||1|
|Hanford Fire Department||1||Pullman Fire Department||2|
|Kennewick Fire Department||1||Salt Lake City Fire Department||1|
|King County Fire District # 2||1||Valley Regional Fire Authority||2|
|Kittitas Valley Fire & Rescue||3||Vashon Island Fire & Rescue||1|
The Office of the State Fire Marshal is a Bureau of the Washington State Patrol, providing fire and life safety services to the citizens of Washington State including inspections of state licensed facilities, plan review of school construction projects, licensing of fire sprinkler contractors and pyrotechnic operators, training Washington State’s firefighters, and collecting emergency response data.