|Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff|
Mike McMurray served the Duvall Fire District 45 community as a volunteer responder and instructor for more than 12 years. McMurray passed away Sept. 16, 2012.
Here is a summary of some of the contributions he has made to the department and the community:
EMT/EMS responder for 12 years
Firefighter for fiveof those years
CPR and first aid instructor
Emergency Vehicle Accident Prevention instructor
Rescue boat operator and instructor
Worked five or more 12-hour shifts/month
Responded on more than 2000 aid, fire, or service calls in his 12 years of service
Worked with FEMA in the Southeast U.S. after a devastatinhurricane
Proud to be the oldest department member to pass the annual firefighter physical capability test
First recipient of the department’s Merit Challenge Coin
Vital part of our rescue boat program
Vital part of our recruit training program
Attended every possible training opportunity so as to expand his skills and knowledge
Worked the day or night shift on every Christmas and Thanksgiving
Voted EMT of the year by department members three times
Received the Duvall Fire Rookie of the Year Award, Chief’s Award, Commissioner Award (twice), and Customer Service Award (three times)
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, September 29, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Riverview School District Educational Service Center(Located on 1st Avenue, between Stella & Stephens).
The service is open to all members of our community; light refreshments to follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to animal rescue organizations or the Duvall Firefighters Association (DFFA).