Release Date: July 15, 2013
Contact: Russell Colmore, Director of Emergency Services Programs, 425-388-9161; email@example.com
EvCC Graduates 21 New Firefighters
Apply by July 19 for Fall Fire Academy
Photo: Top row: (left to right): Mitchell Larson, Jeffrey Stanley, Tyler Hoglund; row two: Jeremy Martin, Chris Finley; row three: Brandon Dunson, Cale Robertson, Kevin Stone; row four: Elvis Malfabon, Ben Pace, Chad Groesbeck; row five: Andrew Ramsey, Dillan Monson, Nolan Sasse, Anthony Lopez, Jorge Cascante; bottom row: Ethan Pedersen, Miguel Delos Santos, Tucker Rockwell, Andrew Dial and Patrick Cho.
EVERETT, Wash. – Twenty-one Everett Community College Fire Academy recruits earned IFSAC Firefighter I & II and Hazardous Materials Awareness & Operations certification after completing 12 weeks of training.
Graduates include: Jorge Cascante, Patrick Cho, Miguel Delos Santos, Andrew Dial, Brandon Dunson, Chris Finley, Chad Groesbeck, Tyler Hoglund, Mitchell Larson, Anthony Lopez, Elvis Malfabon, Jeremy Martin, Dillan Monson, Ben Pace, Ethan Pedersen, Andrew Ramsey, Cale Robertson, Tucker Rockwell, Nolan Sasse, Jeffrey Stanley and Kevin Stone.
The drillmaster for the group was Dave Neyens, a retired Battalion Chief with the Everett Fire Department.
EvCC offers firefighter academies each year in the fall and spring.
The next academy begins Sept. 3. The academy meets the standards for IFSAC Firefighter I & II and Haz-Mat Awareness & Operations certification. Recruits receive training and certification at the Washington State Fire Academy for live fire training. Students can also earn a 90-credit Associates in Applied Science transfer degree in Fire Science.
Candidates applying for the Fire 100 Fire Academy must start with the website www.nationaltestingnetwork.com, then go to Everett Community College (Recruit in the Academy), complete the Ergometrics & CPAT tests and turn in the Medical/Respiratory application by July 19, and attend a mandatory orientation at 9 a.m. Aug. 3 at EvCC’s Index Hall, room 127.
Interested in becoming a firefighter? Fire Science information sessions are offered monthly. The next sessions are Aug. 14 and Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. both days. Visit www.everettcc.edu/firescience for the location of the information sessions and to learn more about the program.