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: November 03, 2016
Contact: Acting Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal Kelly Merz
Phone: (425) 453-3000 Ext. 109
Twitter: @wafiremarshal

Twenty-Six Firefighters Graduate from Fire Training Academy

Firefighters Graduate from Fire Training Academy

State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy announced that 26 firefighters have graduated from the Washington State Patrol Fire Training Academy in North Bend, Washington.  Graduation was held on Friday, October 28, 2016, in Snoqualmie, Washington.

On August 4, 2016, the 26 firefighter recruits listed below began a 12-weekend Recruit Academy that meets National Fire Protection Association 1001 for Firefighter Professional Qualifications at the Firefighter I, 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 this Recruit Academy class:

Douglas County Fire District #2

Chelan County Fire District #1

Gavin Burnett

Nicole M. Ballard

Cole W. Clark

Richland Fire & Emergency Services

J.P. Sokolowski

Brian M. Bowe

Chandler G. Van Amen

Kittitas County Fire District #2

Clallam County Fire District #3

Lauren M. Fritts

Anaka L. Hughes

Snoqualmie Pass Fire & Rescue

Erik D. Payne

Brian G. Davis

Christian J. Whitaker

Robert T. Preston

Snohomish County Fire District #12

Snohomish County Fire District #1

Luis G. Cruz

Firefighter Scott Fitzpatrick

Brenden D. Hancock

Snohomish County Fire District #1

Nicholas K. Meyer

Jimmy R. Disch

Company Officers
Everett Fire Department

Freddy Garcia

Captain Richard Smith

Andrew J. Lauer

Everett Fire Department

Benjamin R. Ostrander

Alex Hornbeck

Henry W. Patterson

Sam R. Lowe

Jonathan S. Perkins

Jesse D. Stacy

Skyler L. Peterson

Chris Stepanski


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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