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Gary Meek appointed Snohomish County Fire District 7 Fire Chief

Gary Meek was appointed Fire District 7 Fire Chief at the February 28, 2013 Fire Board meeting. He has served as interim Fire Chief since 2011 when the previous chief retired.

Gary Meek was appointed Fire District 7 Fire Chief at the February 28, 2013 Fire Board meeting. He has served as interim Fire Chief since 2011 when the previous Fire Chief retired.

“Chief Meek has done an outstanding job while serving in the interim chief position,” said Board Chair Neil Doherty. “The Board has great confidence in his ability as fire chief and we know he will continue to serve our community with great dedication and professionalism.”

Smoke alarms alert Mill Creek residents to apartment fire

Snohomish County Fire District 7 was dispatched to an apartment fire in the 1200 block of Mill Creek Boulevard just after 2 a.m. on February 28, 2013.

Snohomish County Fire District 7 was dispatched to an apartment fire in the 1200 block of Mill Creek Boulevard just after 2 a.m. on February 28, 2013. Crews arrived to find smoke coming from the three-story apartment building.

Residents in the first-floor apartment where the fire started were alerted to the fire by smoke alarms and evacuated the building. A neighbor quickly pulled the fire alarm alerting the rest of the building to the fire.

Train to become a Snohomish County Beach Watcher!

Train to become a Snohomish County Beach Watcher. Snohomish County WSU Beach Watchers receive 100 hours of university-caliber training from over 40 local experts, offered annually.

The deadline to apply for training to become a Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Beach Watcher is March 12, 2013.

Snohomish County WSU Beach Watchers receive 100 hours of university-caliber training from over 40 local experts, offered annually.

Training runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April 2-26 and Oct. 1-29, at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. There is a $35 materials fee; fee waivers are available.

Mill Creek to get new K-9 dog thanks to local businessman

Ken Armstrong, Mill Creek City Manager, announced that Mill Creek’s new K-9 program suffered a setback when the City’s K-9 team was pulled out of training.

February 25, 2013 update.

According to Ken Armstrong there is a happy beginning to Mongo’s next chapter, “Mongo did find a new home (on a farm in Oregon) and by all accounts is one happy camper!”

Officer Ian Durkee said that he and Axel are getting to know one another and will begin a new training course soon, “I am really impressed with Axel so far and am eager to get into training with him. We are working on getting into a K-9 academy being hosted by Redmond PD, but there is no set start date for that yet.”

February 19, 2013 article

At the February 12, 2013 City Council meeting Ken Armstrong, Mill Creek City Manager, announced that Mill Creek’s new K-9 program suffered a setback when the City’s K-9 team was pulled out of training.

Dingmon appointed as Fire District 1 commissioner

Karen Dingmon was appointed to the Snohomish County Fire District 1 Board of Commissioners.

Karen Dingmon was appointed to the Snohomish County Fire District 1 Board of Commissioners. She was sworn in and took office at the board’s February 19, 2013 meeting.

Commissioners selected Dingmon from a field of 11 candidates to fill a vacancy created at the end of 2012 when Millie Judge resigned from the board to take office as a Snohomish County Superior Court Judge. Dingmon will have to run for election in the fall if she wants to serve the two years remaining in Judge’s six-year term.

“I would like to help my community in achieving the best quality of service for firefighting, prevention and emergency medical services,” Dingmon said. “These vital services require informed, well thought-out plans involving both the public and the fire department to carry out the laws meant to protect all citizens.”

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