The Union Fire Department has a firefighter at the State Fire Training Academy in North Bend. Chris DeCapua from Mason County Fire District No. 6 is among the 22 firefighter recruits in the academy’s Class 2017-03 that began training on August 10th.
The 12-week Recruit Academy meets National Fire Protection Association 1001 Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications at the Firefighter I & II, Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations Levels. The recruits will learn fire service principles through classroom instruction and rigorous hands-on live fire training.