By Leslie Hynes, Snohomish County Fire District 1 Public Information Officer.
Snohomish County Fire District 1 Battalion Chief Paul Stredwick, Captain Skip Horne and, Firefighter Dean Boyle were honored May 29, 2014, at a retirement ceremony recognizing their service to the citizens of south Snohomish County.
The ceremony was held at Martha Lake Fire Station 21, 16819 13th Ave. W., Lynnwood.
Boyle is retiring after 24 years of service with Fire District 1 and the Edmonds Fire Department. His most recent assignment has been at Fire Station 17 in downtown Edmonds.
Horne is retiring with 37 years of service with Fire District 1 and the Mountlake Terrace Fire Department. Horne is a hazardous materials technician and most recently served as a captain at Hilton Lake Fire Station 12.
Stredwick is retiring with 24 years of service with Fire District 1 and the Mountlake Terrace Fire Department. In his role as battalion chief, he was in command at major incidents throughout Fire District 1’s service area.
Fire District 1 is the largest provider of fire and emergency medical services in Snohomish County, with full-time staffing at 12 fire stations. The department serves nearly 200,000 residents in unincorporated south Snohomish County, Brier, Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace.