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MEET SVFD NEW FIREFIGHTER, LUCAS OSBORNE
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.
Lucas Osborne is one of our new recruits!
Through his education Lucas has demonstrated a commitment to fire service. He earned an AAS in Fire Science and an AAS in Paramedicine. His fire service, training certifications, and additional skills include:
- FF I
- FF II
- Hazmat Ops and Awareness
- Washington State NR Paramedic
- Technical Rescue
- EMS Evaluator
He also has five years with the Hanford Fire Department as a FF Medic and four years with Benton County Fire District #1 as a resident FF EMT.
His education and work experience make him very qualified to join the SVFD.
In his personal life he loves the outdoors like many of the SVFD family, spending time archery hunting and waterfowl hunting.
This week Lucas might be in for a bit of a review with FF 1 and HazMat Ops training. Hopefully the review will be a big help with those upcoming exams on these two topics. Week 11 also has some extrication training at Pull and Save with the Extrication Team as well.
We wish Lucas great success on the remainder of his training and his quizzes.
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 Lucas and wish him a very successful academy.
- Julie Happy