State Fire Marshal's Office

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: September 27, 2016
Contact: Acting Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal Kelly Merz
Phone: (425) 453-3000 Ext. 109
Twitter: @wafiremarshal

Nineteen Firefighters Begin Recruit Academy Training

Class 2016-05 Firefighter Recruit Academy

State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy announced the start of Class 2016-05 Firefighter Recruit Academy at the Washington State Patrol Fire Training Academy, North Bend, Washington.

On August 19, 2016, nineteen firefighter recruits started an 11-week Recruit Academy that meets National Fire Protection Association 1001 and 472 Standards for Firefighter Professional Qualifications at the Firefighter I & II, Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations Levels. The recruits will learn fire service principles through classroom instruction and rigorous hands-on live fire training.

The following fire departments and districts are represented in this Recruit Academy class:

Recruit Academy class  
Camano Island Fire & Rescue (1) King County International Airport ARFF (1)
Spenser Mezzone Keith Bennett
East Jefferson Fire & Rescue (1) Gallatin Gateway Fire Department (1)
Devon Buckham Joshua Burgess
Grant County Fire District #5 (1) Yakima County Fire District #4 (1)
Tyler Simmons Steven Feeney
COMPANY OFFICERS -- Eastside Fire & Rescue Woodinville Fire & Rescue
Heather Reed Andrew DeBoer
Self-Sponsored Woodinville Fire & Rescue
Dave Kongsted Benjamin Harris
Ty Cresap Austin Rich
Bainbridge Island Fire Department (3)  
Karissa Wood Benjamin McCarty
David Stark  
King County Fire District #20 (6)  
Christopher Almgren Erik Brzozowski
Rodrigo Garcia-Cruz Mathew Lee
Jordan Neff Ernie Tao

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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