By Autumn Waite, Snohomish Fire District 7 Public Information Office/Educator
Clearview, Washington – Snohomish County Fire District 7 is proud to honor two long-time employees that have retired. Lieutenants Brad Goldman and Rusty Jensen had a combined total of 48 years of service with Fire District 7.
Goldman spent 34 years in public service, spending his last 20 years at Fire District 7. He worked in various locations in California before coming to Fire District 7. He started in January of 1993 and was promoted to lieutenant in June of 1995. Goldman was dedicated to serving the community in which he worked. He led a smoke alarm installation campaign for many years, making it his priority to ensure citizens had adequate smoke alarm protection. He also spent countless afternoons at Maltby Elementary having lunch with the students and serving as a positive role model.
Jensen served Fire District 7 for 28 years. He started with the department in August of 1984 as a volunteer and was hired full time in January of 1987. He was promoted to lieutenant in January of 2004. Jensen was always known for his contagious, positive attitude. For many years he dressed as “Smokey Bear” at the annual fire prevention open house. He was also active in planning and leading firefighter survival training. He often taught CPR and First Aid classes, training hundreds of citizens how to provide life saving care.
“We want to thank these dedicated employees for their years of service to this department and our community,” explained Fire Chief Gary Meek. “Each of these retirees provided an invaluable service to our citizens and we want to wish them the best in their retirement.”