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MEET SVFD NEW FIREFIGHTER, BRIAN LEAR
SVFD has hired 14 new Firefighters to the SVFD Team. Recruit training began Tuesday, September 3 at the Fire Training Center and will run for 15 weeks.
Meet Brian Lear, one of our new recruits!
Brian spent 10 years in the Army National Guard as a Cavalry Scout and CBRN. The Army National Guard is a great element of the U.S. military in that it serves both community and country. Thank you Brian, for your service to community and country!
Brian is a local. He went to Rogers High School and Spokane Community College. He has training and certifications in Hazmat Awareness and Hazmat Operations which will serve him well here at the SVFD where many calls are Hazmat related.
Brian has a commitment to being physically fit and encouraged others to be as well while he was a personal trainer.
He also loves the outdoors and is an archery hunter for whitetail deer and elk.
This is a big week for Brian. Week 8 of the training academy includes testing of written and practical skills for IFSAC Firefighter I competency. We wish Brian great success on these exams.
All recruits will have to pass multiple exams throughout the training on skills learned. After graduation, crews will be rotated through different station assignments and will be on probation for 1 year.
We welcome Brian and wish him a very successful academy.
And, we thank him again for his extensive dedication and service in the Army National Guard.
- Julie Happy