Local Recruit in Fire Academy

On May 7, 2020, fifteen firefighter recruits, including one from North Mason Regional Fire Authority, started a 12-weekday Recruit Academy that meets National Fire Protection Association 1001 Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications at the Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations Levels. The recruits will learn fire service principles through classroom instruction and rigorous hands-on live fire training.

The following fire departments and districts are represented in Recruit Academy 20-02:

Company Officer
Kittitas Valley Fire & Rescue

Firefighter Drew Perry


Douglas County Fire District #2
Donn Etherington III

King County Fire District #27
Dylan Lindberg

Kittitas Valley Fire & Rescue
Trey Helgeson
Seth Meredith
Kris Vanicek

North Mason Regional Fire Authority
Antonio Summerlin

Port of Portland
Andrew Ikemoto
Michael Steven Torralba Molion

Redmond Fire Department
Quinn Kesselring

South Kitsap Fire & Rescue
Matthew Bryant
Chris Buczkowski
Rebecca Heiner
Michael LaBadie III
Cole Mason
Brandon Neal