Office of the State Fire Marshal

State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy

Captain Monica Alexander
Government and Media Relations
(360) 596-4010 – office
(360) 596-4015 – fax

*** For Immediate Release***

Date: April 19, 2016
Contact: Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal Howard Scartozzi
Phone: (425) 453-3000 Ext. 109
Twitter: @wafiremarshal

23 Firefighter Recruits Begin Academy Training

State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy announced the start of Class 2016-04 Firefighter 1 Recruit Weekend Academy at the Washington State Patrol Fire Training Academy in North Bend, Washington.

On April 8, 2016, twenty-three firefighter recruits started the 11 weekend Recruit Academy that meets National Fire Protection Association 1001 Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications at the Firefighter I, Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations Levels. The recruits will learn fire service principles through classroom instruction and rigorous hands-on live fire training.

Graduating Class

The following fire departments and districts are represented in this Recruit Academy class:
    Bainbridge Island Fire Department (2)
    • Ashley, Cooper
    • Ortyn, David
    Eastside Fire & Rescue (1)
    • Reed, Heather
    Fire Training Academy (Self Sponsored) (6)
    • Caldwell, Brandon
    • Frankie, Rein
    • Hunt, Levi
    • Sampson, Josh
    • Schaeffer, Nathan
    • Stokes, Daniel
    King County Fire District #20 (1)
    • Hagge, Kyle
    Quilcene Fire & Rescue (2)
    • Payton, Asher
    • Singleton, Nicholas
    Snohomish County Fire District #1 (2)
    • Grumann, Ross
    • Coy, Nicholas
    Snohomish County Fire District #26 (1)
    • Dale, Casey
    Snoqualmie Fire Department (1)
    • Gall, Jake
    Snoqualmie Pass Fire & Rescue (2)
    • Maryand, Avery
    • Pearson, Evan
    Spokane County Fire District #9 (1)
    • Naccarato, Nick
    Vashon Island Fire & Rescue (4)
    • John, Bradley
    • Lazare, Tucker
    • McCauley, Stephen
    • Tietge, Joel
    Company Officers (2*)
    *Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue
    • Fernandez, Jason
    *East Jefferson Fire & Rescue
    • Geelan, Matt

For more information on the Fire Training Academy, please contact the Academy at (425) 453-3000.

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 States firefighters, and collecting emergency response data.


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