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Snohomish County Fire Training Academy to graduate first recruit class

South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue training tower. Image courtesy of South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue.
South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue training tower. Image courtesy of South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue.

From a South Snohomish County Fire and Rescue news release.

The Snohomish County Fire Training Academy’s first class of 26 recruits will graduate Saturday, June 23, 2018, after successfully completing 14 weeks of intensive training.

Graduation begins at 2:00 pm in the Marysville Pilchuck High School Auditorium, 5611 108th Street NE, Marysville.

This is the first time 10 county fire agencies have come together to host a local training academy for new recruits. The Snohomish County Fire Chiefs Association directed the development of the local academy as the county’s growing hiring needs have outpaced available enrollment at the Washington State Training Academy in North Bend. A second recruit academy will begin in September.

Recruits graduating on Saturday are:

Arlington Fire Department:  

  • Joseph Wakefield.

Everett Fire Department:  

  • Mark Bates,
  • Chau Nguyen,
  • Andrew Porter,
  • Joseph Reynolds, and
  • Dustin Todd.

Lake Stevens Fire Department:  

  • Jerem Rhoades,
  • Ross Rumann, and
  • Robert Seda.

Marysville Fire District:

  • Brian Donaldson,
  • Kaitlan Hereth, and
  • Michael Work.

Snohomish County Fire District 4:

  • Doug Higbee.

Snohomish County Fire District 7:  Jesse Abercrombie,

  • Benjamin Bloomquist,
  • Johnson Brooks,
  • Jake Eldredge,
  • Bryce Human, and
  • Noah Young.

South County Fire:  

  • Felipe Aguirre,
  • Cory Dowell,
  • Chris Fezer,
  • Theodore Martin,
  • Spencer Sommer,
  • Casey Wilson, and
  • Joshua Young.

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