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 8, 2016
Contact: Deputy State Fire Marshal Lysandra Davis
Phone: (360) 596-3929
Twitter: @wafiremarshal

Nineteen Firefighters Graduate from Fire Training Academy

19 FTA Graduates

State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy announced that 19 firefighters have graduated from the Washington State Fire Training Academy in North Bend, Washington. Graduation was held on Sunday, November 6th, 2016, in Snoqualmie, Washington.

On August 13, 2016, the 19 firefighter recruits listed below began an 11-week Recruit Academy that meets National Fire Protection Association 1001 and 472 Standards 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:

Bainbridge Island Fire Department (3) Washington State Fire Training Academy (2)
Benjamin C. McCarty   Ty R. Cresap  
David J. Stark   Dave Konsted  
Karissa M. Wood   Woodinville Fire & Rescue (2)
Camano Island Fire & Rescue (1) Benjamin M. Harris  
Spenser E. Mezzone   Austin T. Rich  
East Jefferson Fire & Rescue (1) Yakima County Fire District #4 (1)
Devon M. Buckham   Steven D. Feeney  
Grant County Fire District #5 (1) Company Officers (2)
Tyler F. Simmons   Eastside Fire & Rescue -- Firefighter  
Gallatin Gateway, MT Fire Department (1) Heather K. Reed  
Joshua D. Burgess   Woodinville Fire & Rescue -- Firefighter  
King County International Airport (1) Andrew M. De Boer  
Keith D. Bennett    
King County Fire District #20 (6)    
Christopher J. Almgren      
Erik J. Brzozowski      
Rodrigo Garcia-Cruz    
Mathew C. Lee      
Jordan H. 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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