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MEET SVFD NEW FIREFIGHTER, JEFF HUBBARD
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.
Jeff Hubbard is one of our new recruits!
Jeff served for four years of active duty in the Army as a Broadcast Journalist, potentially a talent to be capitalized on in SVFD Open Houses in the future!
Jeff brings unique skills, talents, and entrepreneurship to the SVFD. He spent five years in the fire service as a volunteer for Stevens County Fire Protection District #1. He spent eight and a half years with AMR Spokane. He trained at the Region 9 Recruit Academy for Stevens County FPD #1. And, he owns 4 rental properties with ambition to own more. He is an ambitious and busy individual!
We have caught him training on a variety of new skills including:
- Vehicle Extrication
- Technical Rescue in a Confined Space
- Fire and Life Safety
- Fire Origin and Cause Determination
- Small Room Search
- And of course, taking tests on chapters 10, 19, and 21 of the 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 Jeff and wish him a very successful academy.
And, we thank him for his years of dedication and service in the Army.
- Julie Happy