Northwest NEWS

January 17, 2000

Valley Special

Have some free time to burn?

   If so, the Duvall Fire Department is accepting applications for its spring volunteer fire academy. Fire District 45 is Duvall's first-response provider of emergency services.

   Firefighters provide a multitude of services, which include emergency medical response, fire suppression, rescue, public education, and general community support. The Duvall Fire Department relies heavily on volunteer firefighters to maintain a dedicated, community-centered crew to serve its citizens in their time of need.

   To become a candidate for the spring academy, individuals must first complete an application form available at the district office (15600 1st Ave. NE).

   Once applications have been returned, potential candidates must complete a written test and a physical agility course. Testing will be administered at the Big Rock fire training facility on January 29 at 8 a.m. Applicants who pass will be enrolled in the spring fire academy and the fall Emergency Medical Technicians course. Volunteering is an immensely rewarding experience. Volunteers will be placed in situations that will demand all of their physical and/or mental strength.

   There are few ways to give back to the community which will provide the incentive and rewards that one gets from being a volunteer firefighter. Those interested should call 425-788-1625 and ask for the recruit coordinator.