Class 2020-02 Firefighter Recruit Academy at the Washington State Fire Training Academy

Commander Chad Cross announced the start of Class 2020-02 Firefighter Recruit Academy at the Washington State Fire Training Academy, North Bend, Washington. 

On May 7, 2020, fifteen firefighter recruits 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



North Mason Regional Fire Authority

Antonio Summerlin


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


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

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