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MEET SVFD NEW FIREFIGHTER, CONNOR ROSE
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.
Connor Rose is one of our new recruits!
Connor graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2018 with a BA in Public Relations. He volunteered for 3 years at SCFD 3. Additionally, he spent 1.5 years part-time at Cheney Fire Department.
Connor is trained as an EMT, attended the Structure Academy, and Red Card.
He has experience in strong labor intensive work pouring and laying asphalt and concrete. That’s hard work out in those hot summer days! It’s fun to have recruits like Connor who enjoy outdoor activities like camping, hiking, and skiing. Oh yeah, and the Seahawks! Thanks for joining our team Connor.
This week crews are focused on Wildland Fire Training.
Connor has trained over the past 3 weeks in:
- The Confidence Climb and Burn
- The fitness Challenge
- Ground Ladders
- Ropes & Loss Control
- And like everyone else, reading and studying that big 1500 page manual.
All recruits will have to pass 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 Connor Rose and wish him a very successful academy!
Spokane Valley Fire Department serves the City of Spokane Valley, City of Liberty Lake, City of Millwood and the surrounding unincorporated areas of Spokane County with a combined population of 125,000 across 75 square miles. SVFD firefighters and paramedics responded to more than 17,280 emergency calls in 2017. Established in 1940, SVFD is an Accredited Agency by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International, one of only a handful in Washington State.
For more information about Spokane Valley Fire Department, visit www.spokanevalleyfire.com.
- Julie Happy